I wooed your heart with poetry I’d written just for you, and sang you as a symphony, which stirred my very soul,
Never once suspecting what I thought would make you love me was not a means for doing so of which I had control.
I was just naïve enough to think I could ****** you with clever words of metered rhyme, and, for a while, I felt
My strategy was working well, never once suspecting that one I loved could actually deal the blow my heart was dealt.
Now you call to tell me you’ve discovered your mistake, and - certain that by telling me you’re sorry - I’ll give in,
Never once suspecting that, despite your many charms, your chance is gone forever at a love that - could have been.
I've been a "rhymer" for 57 years, but, while I thrive on the challenge of saying something meaningful in metered rhyme, I do break down now and then and kick out some just-for-fun stuff. I recently produced a 4 volume set of audio-cd collections that are now available on my site - writerofbooks.com, and also on ebay under Mark Stellinga Poetry. Now that I've figured how to, I plan to post many more samples - wish me luck.