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Damsel in distress -

 
 The family was in a state of distress
        The mom  stood pleading with the dad   in her pink dress
The motif on the fireplace was quite elaborate
        On the table nearby stood a vase,  with flowers to decorate
The pattern on the rug was of exquisite design
                And the room was well furnished, very refined
 Father stood sternly his pants tucked in his boots
             They were in shock as they found  out the truth

      Attired in a white dress,  their daughter  sat in a chair 
             looking   forlorn and filled with despair
 As her" beau" stood by the fireplace across the room
             The whole house had an air of gloom
 The young lass was pregnant  and she had no groom!

 Her dad was outraged by this devastating news
            And was ready to beat up her "beau"
 Her mom pled with her dad
          Saying "Please don't  harm  the lad"

The young man did not come to ask for her hand in marriage
     Causing the family's reputation to be disparaged
         To add insult to injury the lad said he was already married ! (mother was in tears)
This was too much for the father to bear

On that fateful day one shot was fired
    And there by the fireplace the young  man expired
  No storybook ending, no happily ever after
But love did triumph....a father's love for his daughter

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  1. Date: 9/25/2013 11:16:00 AM

    this is marvelous a winner for sure Joseph love it Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 1:06:00 AM

    oh my goodness you made it into a tragedy. Now THAT was different!!! I enjoyed the read. (just one little question. how did love triumph?) No matter, I love how you used originality.

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:32:00 AM

    Oh Boy, this is amazing, poetry at it's very best, by a poet who is......

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 9/19/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for those very kind words Harry
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:44:00 AM

    you are an amazing poet... awesome...Linda

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 9/19/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for those kind words Linda
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 3:40:00 PM

    Good write Joseph, bad ending...I enjoyed this one my friend...Peter

    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 9/19/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Peter