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Darke County Senior Scribe
Love takes the center stage
By Lois Wilson

Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day.

This time it’s the season of “love,” or would-be “love,” or hoped-for “love;” the season when hearts go pitty-pat (and florists, greeting card and candy companies make their annual quotas). You’re never too young – or too old – to appreciate your current, life-long or would-be love on Valentine’s Day.

Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1 is out of print and no longer available, however Volumes 2-6 are available and are offered as a fundraiser for the Darke County Scholarship Fund. Enjoy great poetry and help a local youngster attend college. For additional information, contact

You may fall from power or fall from grace;
If you trip, you might fall flat on your face.
Fall behind, fall apart, fall into line,
Fall over backward—it’s an eager sign.
You could volunteer to fall on your sword.
There is one fall likely to leave you floored
Eclipsing all that are listed above—
The fall when you finally fall in love.
          2014 Lois E. Wilson

When she’s twenty,
Suitors plenty,
But never a second date.
Then comes thirty,
Coy and flirty;
Not one bachelor takes the bait.
She turns forty
And tries sporty—
Finds failure is her game’s fate.
Age fifty-five,
Choice makes a dive.
Chances slim, time’s growing late.
Arrives sixty,
Lonely? Fix tea.
Can she end her single state?
Hope’s not zero;
There’s her hero—
Her soul mate, well worth the wait.
          2016 Lois E. Wilson

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