This week's writing challenge from Mama's Losin' It.
A Love Sonnet to an Enemy
O my foe, we have had our ups and downs,
Our battles, imaginary and real;
We’ve fought at length with tears and grief and frowns
With wounds so deep they’d surely never heal.
But to you I owe a sizable debt,
A most shocking thing to say, I know.
You’ve made me what I am today, and yet
I’m sure that you didn’t intend it so.
As quenching toughens metal, glowing red;
As stones give blades an edge to cut more true;
Your friction toughed me for life ahead
And drove me on to show what I could do.
O dear and lovely foe, hear me when I say:
You’ve done your best, now kindly go away.
© J Cosmo Newbery
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