Elegy to the Virgins

Elegy to the Virgins

 I recall a time when I played in the mud pool.

When I shampooed the clay into my hair and called it “pretty”.

A day when I believed that I could hug and kiss the sun

If only the sun’s burning rays were the only worries

Now we wear our hair up in sensuous curls

With sanguine stained lips and purple shaded eyes

Bodies curved and rounded with the maturity of a woman

Sometimes it is easily forgotten that we should care

About the time when we were mud babies.

Our virginities are these children we once were.

The innocent play within ourselves that we can still have.

Despite the developing image in the mirror

And the temptation to reveal our curves.

To all those I shout: “Save yourself! Protect your innocence!

Don’t let your virginity die!” So that you may where white

On your wedding day and be pure in your husband’s eyes.

Then release yourself to him in a truthful and loving way.

Keep the last grip we have on our long forgotten childhood.

To those how have lost their inner child before they could wed.

An elegy for you: to the death of your virginity.

Do not despair but find your way back to the child who played with mud.

Then save yourself again for another day. Save yourself

For a man who will truly love you in each and every way.

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8 Responses to “Elegy to the Virgins”

  1. Very sweet…I love the vision of the “mud babies” and the innocence within each and every one of us.

  2. Hey!! I really enjoy your writing. And I agree with you all the way about having sex after marriage. It’s more special that way and you show that yo value yourself and the person. I have an idea though. If u wanted you could make a eulogy to virgins. So you can write it as if your writing a eulogy for a character that has died and that character represents virgins when they were alive and how sad it will be now that their gone. U can make it seem so real as if it were a real eulogy and the character(virgins) your speaking about really died. It’s just a suggestion lol But either way great job. I enjoyed it =)

  3. Amen!! Fabulous poem. I’m gonna have my teen daughtre read this one for sure 🙂 Blessings…

  4. Wow, this fits so well with my life right now. My boyfriend is sweet and kind, and would never push me to sex, but temptations and hormones are absolutely awful. But ever since I was a child, I have believed that I would keep my virginity until marriage, and I intend to keep it that way. Beautiful poem, keep up the good work ^_^

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