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Rated: E · Poetry · Romance/Love · #2244624
Old age isn't always a barrier to love

Crone and Sage


nce there were two turtle doves;
they both had mates but scoffed at love;

as playful youth had passed them by,
they found themselves alone and sighed

and now they gaze but hesitate:
too old, too achy, far too late

to fall in love, begin anew,
to know before they die what few

will ever know: a wrinkled face,
cold trembling hands, a warm embrace

to guard their hearts against old age;
lips meet, this wizened crone and sage.

© Kåre Enga, [177.349] (18.february.2021)

12 lines; six couplets: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee,ff.

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#427318 by Monty

February Contest prompt: LET'S TALK ABOUT ... LOVE. Rhyming couplets or quatrains on the subject of LOVE.
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