Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Woman Reasons

Four reasons prompt her choices of the day;
There are four reasons in the woman’s mind:
She has her Home, clutter to keep at bay
Safe for living, even for the dirt-blind:
She has her Children, oh sweet young being
Whose righteous growth she must attend
And remind herself that daily overseeing
Is about the means and not the end:
Her Husband is part of her ageless plan
That halves the sorrow and doubles the joy
Remembering that while she married the man,
She remains the girlfriend to the boy:
She has her Self and about this she is wise;
Knowing Self is that on which all the rest lies.


Inspired by and with apologies to John Keats’ The Human Seasons

5 comments:

Deb said...

Hey, this is great! I don't think you need to apologize to John Keats, I think even HE would think it's lovely. :-)

Beth said...

My CPL in a poem.

May I post it on AisA Acad?

LB said...

Thank you both.

I'm honored that you'd want to post it, Beth. Please do.

Roberto 'Tito' Sarrionandia said...

This is brilliant poetry, thank you for sharing it.

LB said...

And thank you for the lovely compliment.