True Love- A Poem

True Love

An ill man in bed

Grasps his wife's hand,

Gradually lifts up his head

Says, "Don't give up, you understand?"

The old woman, tears with in her eyes

Knows it will be soon,

That her soul mate, her love, her husband dies

That Sunday around noon.

She nodded, it was God's day

But it felt like he was no where near

As her husband coughs grew loud, his life beginning to fade

She faced her greatest fear.

"Promise never to loose your faith,

Though times grow hard and troublesome.

For soon it will be the day

And God will return, will come."

She nodded, tears soaked her wrinkled cheeks.

Her voice shakey as she talked

"I promise no matter how much I grow weak

I will continue to walk God's walk."

She never thought she'd see him this way,

Wires hooked up left and right

Struggling to speak the words he had to say,

Struggling to make it through each day and night.

"Do not ever think you are alone,

You never will be.

You never have been, every day you've grown

He is with you just as much as he is with me."

He was growing weaker with each word he said

He was loosing his breath,

Soon, soon he'd be dead

And she'd have nothing left.

"Promise you'll go on living

As if I am still here

Continue giving

To those we hold so dear.

Promise when I am gone today

That you will grieve

But tomorrow you will smile, like you do any day

Promise to believe."

She nodded and spoke quietly, "I promise Dear."

As his face grew pale and blue

She knew the time she feared above all fears

Arrived as he spoke his last words, "I love you."

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Peanutritious 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

Wow! What a poignant piece of work. You described it beautifully! Voted up and awesome.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

thank you for your kind comment


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MisguidedGhost16 5 years ago from Queens, New York

what a story! I felt his wife's emotion within it, as well as your nack for signifant detail in order for your purpose to come across as heartfelt as you probably wanted. i voted up and awesome


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful poem! Very sad, but knowing they have had a lifetime together makes this ending so poignant.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you both of you. I've always had a talent in detail.


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mottiandbander 5 years ago from Chd

What a love story...Love never dies whether its your 18 or its your 80. It remains same in every age.

Nice poem..."I love you" the last word.... Awesome...


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed.


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biancapaloma 5 years ago

So beautiful and moving.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you once again

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