Petticoat Love

March 26, 2011
By RaiLofairy BRONZE, Fountain Valley, California
RaiLofairy BRONZE, Fountain Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Try a little harder to be a little better."


I became part of an enchanting world,
of petticoats, trousers, and delicate gloves—
the greetings formal, and hair perfectly curled,
Still social expectations, and repressed true love.

There are horse-drawn carriages and fancy balls,
though real affection is forbidden.
Satin whirls, candles flicker in halls—
Must meet beneath leaves, the truth lies hidden.

Magical beautiful language was the time,
yet no genuine freedom of speech.
I think back to when his eyes met mine,
we danced, the melody my heart reached.

Though I felt emotion in that dream, and so real piano fortes sung,
I open my eyes, and what is love really? I must must admit, I am too young.

The author's comments:
A Shakespearean Sonnet, which after reading my English teacher said she thought I was born in the wrong time (she thought the time of petticoats was my kinda place).

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