Edwardian Drama



Rescued from the wreckage of of a loveless marriage,
She rode with her lover in his horse-drawn carriage.
It was back in the year of 1907
When everything changed, and she found her own heaven!

***   ***   ***

I'm not in the business of naming or shaming;
I'm not even certain who we should be blaming.
A marriage can falter for various reasons,
Regardless of climate or cycle of seasons.

Her husband was cold and did not show affection,
So she looked for love in another direction.
Her suitors were many, for she was a beauty.
In no time at all she forgot about duty.

A handsome young fellow soon grabbed her attention,
And all of the others fell out of contention.
Attraction grew quickly for these would-be lovers;
They longed for each other's embrace, 'neath the covers.

They yearned and they lusted for carnal relations,
And knew by eloping they'd end their frustrations.
And so, with complete disregard for convention,
They rode off together, with one clear intention.

***   ***   ***

Rescued from the wreckage of a loveless marriage,
She rode with her lover in his horse-drawn carriage.
It was back in the year of 1907
When everything changed, and she found her own heaven!

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Copyright © Robert Haigh 2018
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Submitted by RobertHaigh on July 09, 2020

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aABC ddee ccff ccgg eecc aABC x
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,199
Words 212
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 4, 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1, 4, 1

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