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THAT SHIP HAS SAILED

“Oh that ship has sailed..” Shaking his head, following her voice as it trailed He smiles to himself, ’give it time’, he knew, rays of Joy crack through disdain It was love at first sight, the surround greyed and paled Spotting this electric eccentric, dancing in the rain “Oh that ship has sailed..” As time flowed by, he knew how they’d not failed He is her best friend through all; hysterical laughter to anguish and pain He smiles to himself, ‘give it time’, he knew, rays of Joy crack through disdain She loves him wholehearted, though never been veiled On the news of their daughter, he’d tried proposing, in vain “Oh that ship has sailed..” Now soo much older, their matured rich love haled She is both bubbly and light, and a grumpy old pain He smiles to himself, “give it time’, hew knew, rays of Joy crack through disdain She turns to face him, happy laughter regaled He takes her hand, “So about that sword cane…” “Oh that ship has sailed..” He smiles to himself, ‘give it time’, he knew, rays of Joy crack through disdain Contest: Third-Person Villanelle Poetry Contest Hosted by: L.Milton Hankins Date: 23.11.2022

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