John Marsden Writing Topic #350
Write a poem showing someone’s emotional state by the way they engage with a small object**
Symbol of Love
You sit softly on my finger,
you wedding ring of mine,
have been for quite some time
signifying this chapter of my life,
that is currently in strife.
Everyday I look at you,
and with my other fingers I fiddle,
trying to solve this inner riddle
of how I feel.
How could this be real?
Should I stay or should I leave?
Should I raise hell
or give him a reprieve?
I don’t want to be alone
but I’m not sure if I can stay in our home.
I’ve never dreamed of taking off my ring,
of all the trouble it could bring,
he should have just thrown away his,
if he really wanted a mistress,
he thinks that all I am is blind
but I can see right through his lies.
Maybe today will be the day,
with myself I’ll stop kidding
and finally take off this ring.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.