Apr 152009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to take the title of a poem you especially like (by another poet) and change it. Then, with the new altered title, write a poem, but not necessarily in the style of the original. Phew. My favourite poem is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (the last man on earth to know everything, it is said), and I don’t think I’m up to writing an epic poem!

“The Rime of the Trusting Bride”

A battle wages
Words fly across
From wife to spouse
and spouse to mari.

Morning breaks and toast
and tea passes
From wife to spouse
and spouse to mari.

No apologies
said but limp words
From spouse to wife
and mari to spouse.

As if nothing had
happened betwixt
Wife and spouse
and spouse and mari.

As if betrayal
Rationalised
From man to spouse
and spouse to femme.

Was expected to be
Forgiven by
Wife to spouse
and spouse to mari.

With no repentance
With no remorse
From man to spouse
and spouse to femme.

Just expectations
of reconciliation given
By wife to spouse
and spouse to mari.

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