Beware Cupid’s Arrow

Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cupid’s arrows fly like lightning through the sky
It seems there is no distinction in Cupid’s shooting eye
The heavy and the skinny may be struck with Cupid’s awe
Black and white, brown, red or yellow can make his arrows yaw
Looks are not the factor Cupid seems to see the most
The pretties love the uglies when they feel that lightning bolt
Cultures are no boundary when Cupid notches up
his arrows fly across the lines in cross-cultural love
Age is not a wall too high when Cupid’s arrow flies
What’s a few years, or many, in cross-generational ties
When asked how such an ugly man could win a beauty queen
An old man replied, “If you had only seen what I’ve seen,
You would know love is like lightning bolts flying about,
Sometimes it hits the ‘privy’ as well as the house.”

-Donald R. Sansbury, 2013

~The last part of this poem comes from a story my Dad told me of a lunchtime conversation between other construction workers and himself that occurred about 40 years ago. My Dad is deceased but his tales and humor live well in my memory!

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