Aphrodite Took a Challenge

I had declared it would not fall in love,

But the goddess Aphrodite took it as a challenge.

Still, I was so sure I could manage.


One day I met this man who asked me on a date.

On my way to work, I said no.

Surely, I was already late.


But Aphrodite did not tired,

For she sent more suitors

That always made me bitter.


One day this man appeared

With dashing looks and handsome voice.

He tried to win me over with his exploits.

On the spot, he was rejected.


I asked were where the good men.

The Aphrodite sent another.

I don’t care to recall what happened to him after.


In desperation to win first place,

Aphrodite asked what I wanted in a man.

I said he should bring stories and roses,

A listening ear and a heart of goodness.


I laughed and told her

“Men like that don’t exist any longer!”

But Aphrodite had taken a challenge.

She said she'd find a man I could love

And I should manage that thought.


Then one day arrived this man.

He came from faraway lands,

Bringing stories and roses from afar,

As well as a listening ear and a good heart.

Then I heard Aphrodite laugh.


I had declared it would not fall in love,

but the goddess Aphrodite took it as a challenge.

Now I knew for sure I could not manage.

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