SHOULD I STAY, SHOULD I GO

A free spirit always fights the urge to stay,
so weighing the options available, he sits
and waits to deliberate, deciding to play
the game. It becomes a battle of wits,
which in the long run will give him fits.
He would just as soon surrender this comedy
of errors and bolt. But instead he flirts and flits,
his no-win scenario becoming his sad tragedy.
Any fool with a cool head and keen eye,
would choose the move that is smart,
by not leaving and causing her to cry,
but by caressing her anguished heart.
He could cause her to moan,
or turn his heart to stone.

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar: Bouts-Rimés revisted

Use these words in order as end rhymes: stay, sits, play, wits, fits, comedy, flits, tragedy, eye, smart, cry, heart, moan, stone.

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16 thoughts on “SHOULD I STAY, SHOULD I GO

  1. To flit or not to flit, that is the question! I see him trying to figure out which is the smart move, and he sounds MOST undecided! Great response to prompt.

  2. I think if you’re that undecided about staying with someone, going is the right choice in the long run. A few tears are better than a life of “what ifs.” Really enjoyed this, Walt, you did a great job with those end rhyme words. Thanks for playing.
    Gayle ~

  3. Great job! I am surprised by how many of us ended with a heart of stone for that last line. The given word was just “stone” so why did so many of us think of the heart? Interesting.

  4. These are my favorites:

    “He would just as soon surrender this comedy
    of errors and bolt. But instead he flirts and flits,
    his no-win scenario”

    “Any fool with a cool head and keen eye”

    So sweet: “but by caressing her anguished heart”

  5. i suppose… thE
    freeSt oF SpiRits
    have a home
    base..
    lest
    tHeir
    WinGS
    fAll oFF
    from FliGht
    too hiGh.. a
    little demon
    iN the home
    can go a long
    way too..
    to
    settle down..
    spiRit’s
    flY..;)

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