For today’s prompt, write a reason poem. If this prompt seems unreasonable, just remember all the reasons you write poetry or enjoy cooking, dancing, singing, etc. Or provide a reasoned argument for your lack of reason. Only you know your reasons.

Wednesday 17th April 2019


Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-A-Day on Writers Digest

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by John Yeo

A rising star in the field of physics
Left college early after a torrid affair.
A lady with questioning dynamics
Prevented a brilliant future career.
Love blossomed, a blinding future
Stymied by uncontrollable charms.
Passion followed, then a baby to nurture
Solace found in each other’s arms.
First love is never subject to reason.

Cost counted the funds to live by
A hard struggle a solution not found.
The physics student was passed by
Job requests fell on stony ground.
Hope eroded as the bills overcame
A steady income to survive was a must
Any job would suffice to ease the pain
The dead end a result of hopeless lust.
First love is never subject to reason.

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