Ode to a…
In the drawer my precious treasure,
Did your value first beguile me?
Depth and brilliance beyond measure,
Did your beauty hypnotise me?
Tossed down in a moment’s leisure.
Did you ever once deride me?
Here you lie, my secret pleasure
Ne’er once tried to shame or chide me.
To see again where last I gazed
I could not bear your flat rejection
To break your heart and find you crazed
Would leave me but a pale reflection
To pretend you’re blind would be a sham
For you see me just as I am
Other responses to the Writing 201 poetry course can be found here if you would like to read more.