The Love That Lasts Hereafter

God will not leave us alone.

From gray to sunshine.
From gray to sunshine. | Source

Parting is not sweet sorrow. But sunshine comes tomorrow.


I once was lost and lonely.

Wife and kids gone home to stay.

Left behind, me only.

Sunshine didn’t shine that day.

Letters, photos, and recordings,

couldn’t take the place of hugs.

So much focus on the partings;

Each day was filled with shrugs.

It couldn’t stay that way.

God won’t punish our right choices.

Although the house seemed gray,

there had to come new voices.

“Learn a new language” I thought.

“It will open up new doors.”

Choose the right one to be taught.

Climb into that boat. Start pulling on the oars.

I found the “just right” teacher.

She came with pure intent.

Like a fan upon the bleacher,

My heart so willingly went.

She’d make a real fine mother.

Stepkids will love her, too.

No need to find another.

Her love can be so true.

The house soon rang with laughter.

Old friends, they heard it, too.

The love that lasts hereafter,

This love for me, for you.


Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

What a lovely poem! I really enjoyed reading it!


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Bonitaanna 4 years ago from Oil City, PA

I enjoyed your poem very much. I write poetry also and enjoy it very much. I see I have experienced love the second time around and no one else voted that way. Well in my case, I was young when I married the first time, I was a teenager. But the second time I was almost 50 years old and there was no comparison. There were many reasons why, but the second time he swept me off my feet. He is very wonderful to me! I thank God for sending me the perfect man also. He is a Rabbi.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I do not know if love can be "Better" but I do know it is always Different.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful! Sometimes we make the wrong choices and it's great to get a second chance.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

Life gives us many chances. We don't always take them or perhaps we don't learn from them. Glad you opened the door. Enjoyed the poem. Have a sunshine day. Voted up and beautiful as well.


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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

Life has a way of renewing what we thought we've lost. Well done. Voted up


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Tallgardener 4 years ago from Somerset, UK

Not sure putting a full stop at the end of every line aids the flow of this piece. And the line - 'Sunshine didn't shine that day' is a tad pedestrian and ill-thought out. Other than that, it is fine.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I have appreciated all the thoughts and comments, but I claim to have "thought out" what I publish, and accept the affirmations as valid. It aroused some deeper thoughts in some of you. That is what a poem should do, so I count this one as a success.

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