Thursday, November 17, 2016

Without Disgrace--By Yvonne Sparkes--England

Without Disgrace

Yes, I would rather be your friend and not your lover,
Better than a parting, and trying to recover,
Better than a short time of passions bliss,
A fleeting moment of your tender kiss.

I would rather keep you close to me,
In pure love, than have a tainted ecstasy,
Where I know that you will leave with time,
Leaving only sad memories and remorse behind.

My heart shall fill with loves own flame
Always at the thought of your dear name,
Enough is remembered, locked in a special place,
To build fond memories feeling no disgrace.

Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes, immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents.  She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons.  She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images. A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain.  She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.


  1. Dear Yvonne,
    I enjoy the way this poem rhymes so naturally; nothing seems forced. Do send us more examples of your delightful work.

    1. Thankyou Michael. You are very kind, and I am so pleased
      that you liked it.
      Kind Regards,

  2. yes, sad but so true that good friendships can be ruined by a fling. love this thoughtful write

    1. Yes Jack. My poetry is based on life experience, I
      find this to be so. Thankyou so much for taking the
      time to post a lovely comment.

  3. Such a lovely and meaningful poem, Yvonne! Real friendship cannot be tampered with, even if emotions might dictate otherwise. Warm regards ~ paul