“nothing so simple”

Written for:  The Twiglets #123 – “nothing so simple”

nothing is so simple
that you cannot do it wrong.

classmates teased her
for being a simpleton
cruelty of children

the secret of life.
get you life.

They thought getting married was simple
He loved looking at her cute dimple
When family interfered
it lessened their cheer
so they eloped with a note hastily scribbled.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to “nothing so simple”

  1. Jim says:

    For my first marriage we eloped, out of state. It was romantic and fun but those things are harder to do now. Even the little ladies at the church for sewing liked to attend our wedding. Needed they were invited to be witnesses.


  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I love them all, but the first one resonates with me so well. I have taken to claiming imperfection is my middle name!


  3. Jules says:

    All your little verses, I think could be quotes for motivational posters!
    And of course the limerick. I wish I had eloped… my wedding was for the parents…
    But hey… something must be working, we are close to four decades 🙂


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