The Lesser Loves

adashofsunny prompt by Sanaa Rizvi
Choose one of the famous bards (William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Alexander Pope). Now pick out a poem, or perhaps a quote (that inspires you best) from their works and prepare to launch into battle!

“The world forgetting, by the world forgot.” Alexander Pope

 

Some loves are unforgettable
like Cleopatra and Mark Antony
loves to go down in history.

Some loves of great beauty
expected to endure through thin and thick,
alas were more like Liz and Dick.

Then there is the love of you and me,
by the world not unforgettable
or by us regrettable

But a good love, lasting love though
the world forgetting, by the world forgot
our children and theirs will not.
 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “The Lesser Loves

  1. Whistles!!❤️💜 This is absolutely splendid writing, Debi 😀 I love the quote which you have chosen by Alexander Pope and also how beautifully you have expanded it.. sigh especially love; “Then there is the love of you and me, by the world not unforgettable or by us regrettable.” Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.❤️💜

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. There is of course the show offy love of princes and princesses and film stars and wannabees but deep down true love is a much more trusting, giving love of both joy and fulfilment, sadness and heartache and a harvestful of fond memories as you clearly understand.

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