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


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


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


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 ! 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,


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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 Juneau, Alaska

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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