All English Sonnets
PRICE OF LOVE
Ah! Mermaid, I did love your doe-eyed grace
Your prancing buck- like ever-through the day.
With maidens fair, you joined the beauteous race;
Leaving them all with ease so far away.
Your guileless frown and mesmerizing smile,
And intricacies of your probing mind;
All ramifications of your guileless guile;
Were honey to me, were friendly, sweet and kind.
I do not mind few bussing reprimands
Of pure unselfish love, I sure resent
The nagging holding all restraining hands
Of selfish love, though losing you repent.
To let you go, my friend, I had no intention.
You priced yourself out of the competition.