How can I be sure

He will love me


So I say something

About myself

Not quite true

To see what he will do

And he fails

Doesn’t question legitimacy

Just believes and moves on


Tests seem dishonest

But they have validity

Whether in ancient Greece, the Bible

From fairy tales to fables

The king sets a test

To see

If the prince is worthy

Of his daughter’s hand

Muck out a stable

Bring me the dragon’s head

Many a prince has kissed a corpse

Reviving the princess

And some princesses

Have kissed toads


Romance is a rocky road

Do you test…?


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Ruggierio Rescuing Angelica (Wikipedia)





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