I sign on for the National Poetry Month Blogroll at BlogHer and their prompts already have veered far from my life. The best romantic poem? Seriously? Who reads those? More importantly: who CAN read those??
Don’t get me wrong, I have LOTS of love in my life- just none of a romantic nature. My children love me to the moon & back, & I them. Some of my nurses love me, in addition to loving my kids. They show this through their thoughtful encouragement for the day-to-day, in baking for friends & being sure to bring me some, by repairing a broken screen door during the overnight shift. My kids’ biological and adoptive families share love with us all the time, but “romance”- LOL
At one-point, a few friends suggested I post a profile on an online dating site- they even began crafting my profile description. In keeping with the “spirit” of the BlogHer challenge, and honoring poetry in my posts all month long, here is my version of my poetic personal ad:
Leisurely strolls through hospital halls
Internet shopping, not crowd-filled malls
Long, 3-4 hour, grain-free meals
Ortho-clogs, ne’er spikey heels.
Tall & smart & kind & stressed
Medical emergencies at her best
Many children at her knee
Happy, smiling, busy bee
Kind & strong & loving man
Medical training a plus my friend.
Helicopter pilot a valued skill-
Quick land on hospitals for a thrill-
Soft of heart & quick of mind
Cherished partner love to find.
Not thinking it would work, but there it is: romance.