The Last Promise

A flower he placed in her hair

a red rose, sparkled with dew

Off he went, far away

leaving her on the bank to wait

His last promise to see her later in life

True love they had

and she waited for him to keep his promise

Soon the dew dried away fromn the flower

Only waiting was the answer.

She, the fair maid, soon forgot the tears.

The rose petals withered within time

and so did the fairness of the maid

Older she would get -but she waited

Not knowing if her love could or would return

When she died, the rose withered and ry

still hung from her gray hair


Robin Coe is a journalist and author. She wrote the fantasy novel "Fly on the Wall" and graphic novel "Illustrated Book of Wrath".


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prashant angiras 5 years ago from shimla(india)

That is so sad,he didn't come back and the rose remained hanging to her hair even when she died.

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