Sonnet 336

That you could not control me was my fault
For female wiles oft thrive on this consent
To lock up male passion in a vault
And so contrive to hide all ill intent;
Incarcerate fond love and throw the key
That love might serenade from gilded cage,
But love’s a bird that only sings when free
Languishing quite when trilling but to cadge.
It raised your ire that I not play this game,
What prize to win when you make all the rules?
For living thus does make all love a sham
And matches such are but the sport of fools.
True love is played out best in equal part,
What zeal to gain when chains restrain one heart?

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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