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The Risk of the Heedless by Susan Patterson

Monday, May 25th 2015 @ 8:33 AM

The Risk of the Heedless - Poem, audio, and discussion by Susan Patterson

 

 

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The Risk of the Heedless

I had waited for days.
For the time
When we would talk and touch. 
I waited with intelligence and sophistication.
Then it was down to hours.

We would be off together for a mid-day meal.
I was eager. 
An amorous hour was my intention. 

We left, appearing nonchalant.
But he was busy with things to do. 
Then it was over,
Our precious time. 

We headed back. My disappointment cut. 
We climbed up the old stairs to the world
Where we were not known as one.

Following him like a besotted fluff,
I forgot my sophistication and whined
My letdown. 
He turned, as all heroes do,
Grabbed and kissed me
Right there on the stairs. 

Forbidden love. 

He could have had me on the stairs
For all I cared.  I was limp as a dishrag. 
It’s true. 
It was
Worth the wait.
But then,
Would it be so again?
The risk was his.  
  

 Susan Patterson


Author Comments:
 

This poem is the part of a love story.  The hero, though intelligent, is so caught up in his own world that he almost misses his chance.  The heroine, though intelligent, will not speak up for herself until it is almost too late.  This story is not unlike many love stories, two people blending their egos, talents and dreams, only to be controlled by inhibitions and fears.  We don't know how the love story continues.  It seems he was at risk of losing her.  However, she too, might have been at risk of losing herself.  skp


Marry  someone who drinks tea
and you will marry an honorable person.
~Earlene Grey~

 

~ Susan Patterson, EarleneGrey.com

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SUSAN PATTERSON who on occasion writes under the name of Earlene Grey, is the author of two books of tea poetry, Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea and Heart to Heart-Considered Sentiments for Teatime.  She has also published a book of memoirs, Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950’s.  Her latest book, Unnoticed Moments, is a collection of contemporary poetry.  Ms. Patterson posts a weekly poetry blog, The Causerie, and is a weekly guest on an international podcast from England. Her work is humorous, thoughtfully intelligent and compelling. Please visit, www.EarleneGrey.com to schedule appearances and to purchase books.

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