Single Lovers Explain Why They’re Single: Part 1 | Poetry Collaboration with Yassy

Hello, everyone. I’m happy to present my first collaboration with Yassy (Yashkan): Single Lovers Explain Why They’re Single: Part 1. This poem is a group of limericks and, yes, intended to be a little funny and absurd. I know you’ll like it! And let us know if you think we should do a Part 2!

Single Lovers Explain Why They’re Single poetry
Photo by Cameron Barnes on Unsplash

I once met a sweetheart from “Perris.”
Who said, of which, she was the fairest.
I gave love a chance
And I sailed off to France.
I eat pates alone now in “Paris.”

Once upon a time, there lived a bunny
Who was charming, grey and funny.
She chanced upon him in email
Where he turned into her fairytale.
But Warner never let their love prevail.

Warner went to Paris on a Ferris.
All he had were the ‘pates’ to cherish.
Together we ate:
Two bachelors commiserate
Of a bunny who hopped down to “Perris.”

Part Two of Single Lovers Explain Why They’re Single

Click Here to check out my previous collab (with Cassa Bassa).

© Yashkan &, 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

Hearts and Paper Aeroplanes | Poetry Collaboration with Cassa Bassa

Hi, everyone. I’m happy to be back with another collaboration with Cassa Bassa from “Flicker of Thoughts!” Even better than the first, this one is called “Hearts and Paper Aeroplanes.”

This poem is between two “lovers,” where italic stanzas represent one lover and the non-italic represents the other.

Hearts and Paper Aeroplanes
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

No, I’m not claiming that I always write.
When I do, my heart’s like a jar – sealed tight.
And when it pops ajar, you hear it “thump.”

No, I don’t think I always love you right.
When I do, my soul swells like puppy eyes.
When I write, I snort happily for you.

When I’m bad, I’m bad. When I’m good, I’m good.
I’d love to love you right now, if I could.
But if I’m astray, please try tomorrow.

When I’m sad, I write. When I’m loved, I write.
I’d love to store you in my sealed tight jar.
Only let out happiness than sorrow.

Sorry, love, but this is our last “goodnight.”
I’m not always honest in all I write.
So keep your happy times safe and sealed tight.
Don’t let a dreamer like me steal your heart. . .

© Cassa Bassa/FlickerofThoughts & Jonathan Swift/WritingWithStrangers, 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

Minimalist | Poetry Collaboration with Cassa Bassa

Hi again, poets. I have another collaboration to share with everyone. This one is with Cassa Bassa from “Flicker of Thoughts.” I had a great time writing with them, and I hope you also check out their blog if you haven’t already! This poem is called, “Minimalist.”

minimalist collaboration
Photo by Geoffrey Arduini on Unsplash

There are things she sees are pretty
They go beyond her basic needs

The sun is warm and cheery
Too much of it
Freckles gather on her cheeks

Charming freckles, like those on a child,
whose innocent heart would burst with a smile.

The rain is soothing and musical
Too much of it
Sadness floods on her soul

Raindrops can harmonize with memories.
Too many and the mind is adrift.

The world of art is beautiful and enchanting.
Too much of it
Inadequacy breaks down her creativity

Happiness makes her vulnerable.
The more she has, the more she has to lose

There are so many lows after the highs
When all that is stripped away
She realises how much satisfaction
she has in a mundane life

© Cassa Bassa/FlickerofThoughts & Jonathan Swift/WritingWithStrangers, 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.