My A - Z Affairs

Written by: Suzette Richards

All my energy went into pleasing the other,
belatedly I’ve realized he didn’t bother.
Cozier prospects have lured him from afar.
Doors miraculously opened and left ajar,
empowering me to hold my head high,
for now I’m fending for myself and fly.
Going wherever I pleased, whenever,
holding council with the artistic, clever.
“Intellectually challenged” his badge; 
Joker and the jester: general adage.
Kindness has been bestowed on me.
Love and compassion had set me free.
Meeting you – my perfect match,
never thinking of myself as a catch.
Over the moon I was the day we met,
perhaps a bit apprehensive and did fret.
Questioning – understandably on my guard;  
responding to you, my heart no longer hard.
Softly spoken and a perfect gentleman.
Tears are not the prerogative of woman.
Unconditional love offered from the onset,
vowing to cherish and honour – future set.
Wedding bells soon rang; custom never fail.
Xebec restored and ready for pleasure sail:
You’ve  the ability to amaze, do not scoff.
Zeal, on your part, finally had paid off.

[Poetry form: Abecederian] - I used "ABC" as PS do not have the option of "Abecederian". This is very distinct from an ABC poetry form. Please see the About section for details.

This is, also, an example of a Concrete poem, where the “face” is in counter-relief, utilizing the white space, ie on the right hand side of the poem, in profile.