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She loved her adverb more than me

My wife has left me for an adverb.
I don't know which one it is!
Is it slowly,quickly, nearly?
Life should not be like a quiz.

She told me that she "nearly" loved me,
When "dearly" was what I had hoped.
Life is full of lost illusions...
How do we 'reaved lovers cope

I think I should have kept it secret,
For now I sit and sadly grieve.
Do you think my wife is cruel?
What a strange excuse to leave!

Would she leave me for a pronoun?
Would she leave for a full stop?
Would I leave you for a quote mark?
Would I fall down in a black dot?

Come back,darling for I love you.
I have learned I must take care.
I will go for grammar lessons.
I am sure I can learn flair!

We can write a poem together,
You can choose the topic,dear.
I will hold my pen and write for
They say true love drives out fear.

Did I fear her? Did I love her?
Was she worthy of my heart?
Did she dislike my hairy nostrils?
Was that why we had to part?

Come back Mary,come back Mavis.
Come back Sunny, come back Sue
Without my wife I feel so lonely.
What is a left man to do?

Shall I vote for love or money?
Shall I throw my self away?
Shall I get a new agenda?
Will a new life start today?

Come back Miriam,come back Sarah!
Where have all the women gone?
Come back Rivka with your grammar.
I can feed you a cheese scone.

I work hard and I can cook.
I put fresh linen on the bed.
I can pay my bills in full.
But without my Love,my heart is dead

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 6/26/2012 2:35:00 PM
Ha! Nice rhyme and rhythm. Well done..and welcome to P-soup....Tanya
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Katherine Braithwaite
Date: 6/26/2012 3:02:00 PM
Thank you,Tanya.
Date: 6/25/2012 3:24:00 AM
Very well written Kate, like it....you are brilliant. Go for:Love...... - oxox Anne-Lise
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Katherine Braithwaite
Date: 6/25/2012 5:44:00 AM
Glad you like that Anne Lise.Thank so much for reading my poem.love,Kathryn
Date: 6/24/2012 6:03:00 PM
Very creative poem. Welcome to PS and thanks for sharing this tonight.
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Katherine Braithwaite
Date: 6/25/2012 3:02:00 AM
Thank you very much for reading and commenting.PS seems a very friendly site.
Date: 6/24/2012 8:17:00 AM
Brilliant, Kate! Wonderful cadence and rhyming and a delightful theme. Well done!! Best wishes, Keith. PS Welcome to the Soup :)
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Katherine Braithwaite
Date: 6/24/2012 8:32:00 AM
Thank you,Keith.I like to have some humor in my poems if I get inspired.I don't know where this came from.Thank you for welcoming me,it seems very friendly here.Kate
Date: 6/24/2012 7:07:00 AM
A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life Kate. Love, Carol 06/24/2012
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Katherine Braithwaite
Date: 6/24/2012 7:43:00 AM
Thank you so much,Carol.I look forward to reading more.Love,Kate