The Maurader’s Map

Image credit; Valeriia Pexels
The Maurader's Map was acquired by me;
From whom, I cannot say.
I longed for my true love to see,
And this would show me the way.

"I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good,"
And there were her footsteps, revealed.
I could simply talk to her, but I never would,
And my feelings remained concealed.

I casually bumped into her at the coffee shop,
A place she often haunted,
And that's where I should have stopped,
But it's not all that I wanted,

I followed her again to a local store,
And gave her a smile and a wave.
It wasn't enough; I needed more,
I needed to be more brave.

I saw her again at the fruit stand,
Eyeing an apple, red and delicious.
We both reached and I touched her hand;
She seemed to be suspicious.

She avoided me then, wherever she was,
And so I stayed away.
Where she is now, I can't tell because,
I threw the map away.

A magic map can reveal many things,
Where footprints end or start.
It cannot change a person's feelings;
For love, you must reveal your heart.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to Sadje’s What do you see # 157- October 24, 2022, so please visit her site to participate and/or read other responses.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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