A Lover's Prayer

Let us never lose our joy in each other

Our hope, our happiness together

Let us never lose the sense of the beautiful

We found in each other's eyes.

 Let us lie down together

Entwined, so close, our two hearts beat as one

As my gentle hand smooths your shoulder

Your loving fingers run through my hair.

 Let us lie down lightly

Let time not dim the joy of our nearness to each other

Let us temper together the stormy weather

On the ocean of our lives together.

And should death part us

Let it be only the finale of seem; a temporary ending

Let us be reunited in heaven,

There to share the glory of our creation, our souls washed clean

Once again

With our Creator

Forever and ever

Amen.

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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you for the comment, Stephen. Romantic? Oh, yes. Who isn't?


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StephenCowry 4 years ago

You must be very romantic as a person. Great creativity you just shared here. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


saba iqbal 4 years ago

thnks m all friends

thnku soo much


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you, always optimist. It's the only poem I've written.


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Always Optimist 5 years ago from India

Very beautiful poem, Loved it .. espicially the way you have shown romance in your poem.. very lovely


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you, epigramman. It's the only poem I've ever written. I'm not sure where it came from. I'm glad to share it.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..Epi-man always returns to the classics - and this is not only a lover's prayer but a daily prayer and reminder as well that life is a delicate balance and often we don't know what tomorrow will bring - and such solace and beauty in your poetic words of wisdom too!


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speedbird 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Great! short poem but with really touching words. I love this part " Let us lie down together Entwined, so close, our two hearts beat as one As my gentle hand smooths your shoulder Your loving fingers run through my hair." Keep up the good work you are doing!


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Seems like good prayers have been coming around. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! voted-Up! voted Beautiful! When you have some time, come visit. Be Blessed!!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

That is a beautiful poem and lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing!


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, Expert!! Your kind words are appreciated.


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SEO Expert Kerala 5 years ago from KERALA

mr paradise7 lovely poetry. The depth meaning of these lines are really beautiful by giving the card after writing this poem to sweetheart will create romantic atmosphere isn't it? Lovelely poetry really.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you, Dave.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Paradise7: How beautiful You have a marvellous way of expressing yourself here. Thank you.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you so much, Goldie!


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Beautiful! Very well done - the photos and verbiage - kudos on an exceptional Hub!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, Mrs. Nita!


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Mrs.Nita 6 years ago

This is written beautifully, and I love the pictures.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you both for your gracious comments, Pollyannalana and epigramman!


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epigramman 6 years ago

..........this is quite a prayer - so pure and life-affirming just like your wondrous writing!!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Very beautiful. My mother at 86 just died this summer, remember to touch her and hug her often, I miss that above all else, that one last hug.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Ah, thank you, Carolina. I believe they are swans.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

This is really a very sweet poem.. and I love the flamingos!!!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you, a kirchner and sofs for those lovely comments. Oh, yes, we need to treasure each other. You said that so well.

A. Kirchner: I've got to congratulate you and Bob for your blessed 35 years together, and I'm so glad you both can still find the joy in each other.


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sofs 6 years ago

Amen! Beautiful!

Let us lie down lightly

Let time not dim the joy of our nearness to each other

Let us temper together the stormy weather

On the ocean of our lives together.

These four lines speak volumes about marriage, and how we need to treasure what we have, while we have it!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts with us!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Beautifully done and this is my favorite line - Let us never lose our joy in each other. That is what dreams are made of and having my Bob for these 35+ years I can honestly say we have never lost our joy in each other. What a gift that is. It is something I will treasure for eternity.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, Jen. I just got up one morning thinking deeply of my first husband, whom I still miss, and probably always will.


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

You constantly amaze and surprise me Missy! :) I think you captured what everyone hopes to find in a relationship - a love that endures and nurtures. Very enjoyable, keep it up!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you, EatLovePray!! I'm so glad you liked it.


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EatLovePray 6 years ago from Canada

I enjoyed reading this Paradise! Keep it up!! :)


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thank you all so much for your VERY KIND comments. This is only the second poem I've written in my entire life. It seems I can appreciate poetry but not very often write it. You are so kind to me for my effort. Thank you all again.


cosette 6 years ago

love this....especially the 'souls washed clean' part. i think about that sometimes...about dearly departed loves waiting somewhere, perhaps in the afterlife, for their true love.

rating UP and 'Beautiful'.


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

This was beautiful Paradise... I loved the lines: 'Let us temper together the stormy weather...on the ocean of our lives together.' Only someone lucky enough to have found true love can imagine what it feels like... how one wants to spend a lifetime with one another and yet be together through eternity as well! I pray too that every man and woman experiences this joy... just as all lovers never be apart. Keep writing... I know you have so much in you to give... much love x


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

I really enjoyed your beautiful poetry and loved the nice pictures to go with them.


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ahorseback 6 years ago

Your writing is the esssence of a mans dream too. And without this dream and prayer ,there would be no such thing as love.Thank you.


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

I like the combination of photos and poetry. It is very effective! Thanks.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

A worthy prayer and a tribute to the love in your heart. Thanks. =:)


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Laura du Toit 6 years ago from South Africa

What a beautiful tribute to love and our Creator!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Your poem to enduring love is gentle and beautiful. Love lasts forever when the small moments retain their magic. Thanks for a lovely poem.

Mike


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matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

lovely, just lovely.....

keep writing plz, so others out here, like me, will thank God, for you, and your obivious talent, and great heart!

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