The Last Words (poem)

I’ll wait for you where love devours the night

The last words of a final note he left

Gone were the arms that used to hold her tight

Those hopeful sighs the tears they cried bereft

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It seemed that here their love so grand had waned

A world of scars now echoed them to part

To distant stars they found their sights had trained

And fortune had dominion of their heart

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And so she grew in beauty of her years

She even wed and raised a family

She rode the wave of all her sweat and tears

From time to time her thoughts returned to he

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Soon age brought nights when death was in the air

And in those shadows he was waiting there

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

so beautiful, promises fulfilled at last !....it reminded me of the last scene of the gladiator.


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Awesome, beautifully exposed the beauty of your poem,

Cheers


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

This poem evokes deep emotion. Love is a journey that none of us can predict. I hit many buttons.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Ah, together again...


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Inspirational and bitterwseet write. Great ending with a fine photo to bring the emotion home.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

As I read the end of this lovely poem it almost brought tear to my eyes.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Such beautiful words full of deep emotion.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice. You know, I have a hard time writing sonnets, but you don't seem to. Nice work. Well done. Up and shared.


Elizabeth Barger 2 years ago

I like the exercise of writing sonnets. I use haiku for the same reason, to order my thoughts and focus.

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