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Love or Ambivalence?



Out across the great High Plain,
Labors of love yield a gain.

In ambivalence my foe I arraign;
My struggle impossible to contain.

One rids oneself of sin's dark stain,
As teardrops heal yesteryear's pain.

Still, affection never feign,
Although courtesy one may deign.

Here rain sustains silken grain -
I convince myself that I am sane.

Speak of love with kisses arcane;
The Real McCoy one must attain.

My complicity foes must constrain
For upon green fields summer lain
Renders the loveless vain.
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Submitted by mcwarren on January 10, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA AA AA AA AA AA AAA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 482
Words 84
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3

Melita Catalina Warren

I am a senior citizen, visual artist, and inspirational poet. My spiritual quest to know Jesus Christ intimately relates to many of my rhymes. However, I also write romantic rhymes and rhymes drawing from other topics. One of my goals is to illustrate my rhymes with my original drawings. more…

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