The Wanderer and The Wanderess

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The Wanderer and The Wanderess

He was a wanderer searching for a good time.
She was a wanderess searching for love. 
They both searched relentlessly and found one another,
And when they did, it was love at first sight. 
Together, the two of them the conquer anything.
Although they just met, everything felt so right.

The wanderess had never felt something so right. 
But she would come to find in time,
That you can never listen to anything
That was wanderer has to say about love.
One second he was there, and the next he was gone without a sight,
Leaving with the wanderess's heart, soon to steal yet another.

The wanderess feared that she'd never find another
Lover. However, she knew that his actions were very far from right,
Yet still she still wanted him to come back into her sight.
She so badly craved more of his time,
But the wanderer refused to return her love. 
For his love, she would have done anything. 

The wanderer left the wanderess unable to do anything.
She was so concerned with sulking about how she'd never find another 
Like him. All she wanted was his love.
Then it hit her. She thought, "Who ever told him that he had the right
To break my heart and waste my time?"
Never again did she want him in her sight.

The wanderer saw the wanderess again, thinking "Wow! What a sight."
To get another chance he would have done anything,
But the wanderess refused to be hurt one more time.
He begged for yet another
Chance, but the wanderess knew it just wasn't right
To give her heart to someone who couldn't love.

The wanderer craved a different type of love.
The kind of love that vanished without a sight.
Never did he learn that it was not right
To throw away someone's heart as though it never meant anything. 
When she was ready, the wanderess found another,
And the wanderer found a girl who would surely waste his time. 

The wanderer was unsure of how to love anyone or anything,
So the wanderess shifted her sight to another
Person who would not be selfish with his love or his time.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 6/12/2016 9:32:00 PM
    lovely poem Shae, a high five. LINDA

  1. Date: 6/11/2016 7:32:00 PM
    well done, Shae... SKAT