It seems that I may just keep this Valentines theme going until next Valentines Day.
I started leading a ‘creative writing’ workshop at CMU today. I promised the class that I would do all of the exercises and activities alongside them in hopes of getting my own creative writing juices flowing again. Two years of writing one [very dry and dull] paper has seemed to destroy the sparks of creativity that once flowed so nicely out of my pores.
Anyway, today we wrote a sonnet and while mine is by no means amazing, I decided to post it.
So once again,
“Unrequited Love” by Me 🙂
Hair the color of a summer fruit,
Eyes like the sea, so clear, so blue.
He fights my enemies like a brute,
He dances, in a way, so honest, so true.
He speaks the language of many peoples–
Making jokes that touch even the hardest soul,
With a smile so wide there are no equals.
We talk for hours without a lull,
Our connection is one that’s hard to find.
A friendship with potential of something more,
Though he has set an answer in his mind–
Romantic love belongs only in folklore.
So while I lay and think of he,
I know, of course, this will never be.