The prompt for Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was to use as much or as little of Shakespeare’s line from Hamlet: Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
My muse woke up for this one. It ended up being written in alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter, something I’ve never done before. I’m not sure it’s a legitimate form.
by Mike Patrick
My heart I loaned, for just a while,
to you when I was low,
but that was back when we would smile,
and you were quick to show
your playful, laughing, funny side.
Then he came back. Things changed;
and though my heart with you abides,
my life is rearranged.
A lender I will no more be.
My heart is yours to store.
Although it’s mine in word and deed,
I’ll need it nevermore.