icky little love poem for my Speech Act Exercise written for my Techniques of Poetry course last year.


this is mine now


I'm gonna keep this

Hope you don't mind

But I think I'm gonna keep this

Hold it close call it mine

I'm sorry if you wanted it for yourself or maybe another

Well I'm not sorry but forgive me please

I admit I confess I am guilty of selfishness

I know when something is of value and

I covert that treasure name it precious

I say This Is Mine Now

And beg you not to take it away

I would like to keep this

Hold it close never part save it til I die

I'll keep it safe and sound I swear


I would never let something so special go without a fight