What is it to be engaged? I’m not sure if I know
Mother says it is to be expected. Yes, she tells me so
I must always aim to please and not cross over the line
I need to stay reserved, and then everything will remain fine
There is a woman named Jane, who is of beauty and class
If she is kind and amiable, then I’m sure she will surpass
I am only 20 years old, I feel too young to be a groom;
I must take on responsibility, my feelings I must consume
What if she doesn’t have feelings for me, or accept me as I am?
Perhaps all she will care for is my fortune, take me for a foolish man
I have decided that I shall love Jane; and make my parents proud
Together we shall stand and announce our engagement to the crowds.
©Sophie Bowns 2011-2014