You have been influential company
since you came from your town in Brittany.
You possess prowess in philosophy,
and are next to none in theology.
Your presence is a formidable stance
as you are among the scholars of France.
However, your acts defy decency
as you have caused unwanted pregnancy
with my niece Heloise in secrecy.
You were intended to be her tutor,
but you are an inadvertent lover.
How inconsiderate, Peter Abelard!
Deciding on punishment was not hard.
You’ve worn out your welcome within these walls.
For what you’ve done, I shall cut off your CENSORED.
Peter Abelard and Heloise
Robert Pettit for Nette's Soul Partners Contest
Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2012
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