The Reluctant Sisterhood

The Reluctant Sisterhood

A Poem by Mark
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Written some ten years ago, for an earlier friend, and thought it might be of use to a current friend!

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THE RELUCTANT SISTERHOOD

 

I belong to a Club, and it ain't no good...

    The day I joined was a sad, sad date

    Some members are young, but others quite late

Are the gals of the Reluctant Sisterhood!

 

To become a member, none willingly would

    Alas, for some, it's just our Fate,

    To lose too soon our cherished mates

Have the girls of the Reluctant Sisterhood

 

We share our Pains, our Joys, too;

     Our Successes and our Woes

 

You help me, and I help you--

     We keep each other on our toes!

 

How Frail, How Strong, How Glad, How Good

     Are we of the Reluctant Sisterhood!

 

 

© 2009 Mark


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What a nice way to give a friend the gentle touch of your hand for such a difficult subject matter. I am sure it must be a lonely place, this Reluctant Sisterhood. One I, myself, am never looking forward to. But your words here give hope that such a place it manageable. Calming, gentle, encouraging words. Love it Mark!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Dear Mark,

Wow! This one was so insightful and so wonderfully wrought. I've liked the other poems I've read from you, but for me this one just shines. I was going to quote some parts of this poem that I think are especially good, but I can't pick any favorites. Every stanza and line is near perfect, doing its job to bring zing to the others. As a whole it is near perfectly crafted (nothing is perfect, but this almost is!). Just an excellent, excellent job.

I'm impressed. I'm giving this a rating of 98%, the highest I've ever given. I've given this 5 times in the past in my current 335 reviews. A rating of 100% is impossible, and I'm sure that I'll go blind if I ever come across a 99% poem. So to me, this is among the best poems I've read on WC.

Highest regards,

Rick

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice job. It is tight and works well. I like the almost ballad like refrain of 'we of the reluctant sisterhood' Ach, and yes a sonnet.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There are many such clubs, I think. I belong to a few myself. The important thing is that we support one another in difficult times, no matter what those difficulties are. Very fine word-smithing, Mark.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful message in this Mark!
How true.........it is not what we ask for, desire for. It is a reluctant sisterhood to be left alone by the loss of a mate! It is as if life has taken its hand the dealt us a good, stinging slap!
Thanks for posting this. I needed to read it!
With Friendship,
Sheila

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice write, it's always good to be sharing with others who can understand, thank you Mark for sharing.
God bless

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hello Mark,

This is a very touching poem. I love the gentle flow of your words.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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