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Love so Strong and Pure

Updated on September 10, 2015

Young Love

We met at my grandparent’s church;

I was so young and happy,

His blue eyes made me feel sappy.

He was older than I, eight years,

truth to be told,

He asked for my hand to hold.

My first grown up love, my heart

felt like a trapped butterfly,

We went on a group church picnic,

and when he whispered sweet love

words in my ear, I could only sigh.

Sunrise Service
Sunrise Service
Grandparents Church
Grandparents Church

With his beautiful lips—he taught me

how to kiss,

So gentle his lips as he captured mine,

he said I was his Miss.

No one could be a gentleman truer,

No love lights could shine in my eyes

any bluer.

My parents did not know—so how

wiser could I be,

For a little while I could be free.

It was Easter morning a cool sunrise

service, we watched as the sun rose,

He held my gloved hand in his, he

whispered, “Baby, your mother knows.”

My heart stopped and I looked where

he stared, and there she stood,

She had on her Easter coat with a lace hood.

He still held my hand as her eyes acknowledged it,

My mouth was so dry—I doubt if I could do an

unladylike thing—like spit.

My Mother said, “I would like to invite you both for Easter Dinner, and then we will talk,”

I knew my Mother would never make a scene in public, so she turned away-- and left in her slow careful walk.

That was the longest meal of my life,

He told my parents—when I was older

he wanted me for his wife.

My mother silently shook her head, “No.”

Then she pointed he would have to go.

I cried, and only came out of my room to

attend school,

Why didn’t he fight harder, I was such a fool.

I did not forgive my mother for many years,

My heart still ached with pent up tears.

I thought of all this today, as an email from

a friend to say, “Cancer has taken him away.”

Those pent-up tears came today, as there were

no words I could say.

Although he married and they became a family

of three,

That young little girl who still loved him, her

heart is now free.

Because their love lives now--- only in the past,

A place where young love--- will truly always last.

A True Story:

This is dedicated to a young girl who at the age of 14 tears old,

loved beyond her years, because she gave her heart away, so completely.

Loving so deeply---- that her love for him could never grow cold.

She said her "Goodbye" today as the sunset over the Pine trees---- to a love

who has gone away, and her heart is hers once again, to love maybe another day.

PurvisBobbi44 is the sole author of this article and if copied anywhere else on the Internet or printed in magazines or books it was taken without written consent and is strictly prohibited.


Full Moon Shines for Love
Full Moon Shines for Love

Full Moon Shines for Love

I walked under the dark shadow of the mighty Oaks in the twilight’s icy chill, near the river’s edge to wait for my lover who will come to me this night of the Full Moon.

With his bright smile and happy voice letting me know he is on his way to touch my heart with what he has to say. His blue eyes shined as the light filtered through the trees--- lit up his face for a brief moment---and my heart does not beat for seconds---I am sure.

My parents would not bless our love and we both died of broken hearts---but love is blessed by the Angels---so every Full moon we can see each other for as long as the full moon shines.

We talked and danced until our spirits yearned for our lips to touch and we disappeared from sight as we talk and danced the entire night. Behold our love for our heart’s delight as we waltzed until the sun pushed out the night.

He left me when our spirits started to fade back into our spirit’s home on another plane that floats undetected above earth---waiting for our place in line to live again--- through another birth and to meet again---to marry this time on earth. Lovers please remember--- the full moon shines for love.

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  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Dana Tate,

    Thanks for your visit and comment. Yes mine is still there. Have a great Sunday,

    Bobbi Purvis

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    Dana Tate 

    5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

    What a beautiful story about love and loss. Those first love's will always remain in your heart.

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida

    Thanks Jackie,

    Thanks for reading my hub and for your comment.



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    Jackie Lynnley 

    6 years ago from The Beautiful South

    A beautiful story to share near Easter which must always bring this to mind.

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Hi, and thanks for reading and for your comment. It is sad when one has to say "Goodbye" to an old friend, from a young girls heart.



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    Christy Birmingham 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    What a beautiful poem, yet sad and forlorn. Thank-you for sharing this story in the form of a poem.

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Life is a test that some are still taking and others are still studying, but we all go on to get our score, which we may or may not like.

    Thanks for taking time to read my hub, and for your comment.

    Your Hub Friend,


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    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Had this Girl that was a year older than me, and at 16 she was a woman indeed...I was just 15 and barely looking like a pre teen with a heart... but oh Well, life is life. Unfortunately, she became a single mom. Haven't seen her in 25 yrs. But your story Bobbi, is a sad one. So many things have been done in the name of love... and even today, we die alone. Great writing! Thanks!


  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida

    Thanks Cleaner3,

    Thanks for reading and for your comment. I am glad it worked out for you, and that is so sweet to do that. A real gentleman.

    Thanks again,


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    6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    Bobbi, this was beautiful, and heartwarming. takes me back to when i went to my first girlfriend's house to ask her parents to let me date her. it turned out alright though. Good hub.

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Thank you for reading my hub and for your comment. It is always nice hearing from you.

    No one really fogets that pure and special love.

    Thanks, Bobbi

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    I always feel honored when you comment on my hubs.

    I always said I would not do that to my child, if I ever had one. Because no one knows the heart of another, but it like I believe--sometimes unanswered prayers are for the best.

    Thanks for your comment.


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    6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

    It's been years and years since my first pure love, and I still remember it. Over time, I have realized it wouldn't have worked out, and accepted it. But if I ran into him today, all would be refreshed.

    AD. ~~ Voted up and awesome

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    Vincent Moore 

    6 years ago

    A marvelous story well told to a very sad ending. It's amazing how many young lovers were stopped in their tracks by a parent who said NO. Little do they know the outcome and consequences attached to a tremendous loss in young lovers lives who are simply in love and nothing else matters. I am happy that she was able to release her goodbyes and set each of their spirits free to meet some day on the crossing over to the other side of life. Bravo, well done, voted UP and tweeted.

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Tony, and I thank you for stopping by and reading my hub.

    Have a great day.


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    Tony the writer 

    6 years ago from Birmingham, England

    Well written Bobbi. :-)

  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Thank your for reading and for the comment.I appreciate it.


  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Thank you so much for your comment and reading my story.


  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Thank you for your comment and for taking time to read my story.


  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida


    Thanks for your comment, and that little in us all thanks you.


  • PurvisBobbi44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Florida

    I will next week, and thanks for being so sweet. If you really care for someone---time does not change one's heart.

    Thanks Sunshine,


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    Mark G Weller 

    6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

    Such a beautiful story Bobbi, spokes with truth and spirit.

    Voted Up!

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    6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

    Wonderful story,very touching.Voted Up. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 

    6 years ago from Planet Earth

    Such a tender story, and very well told. Thanks for letting us share the emotions you expressed through telling it. My heart goes out to that dear young girl, now grown. Voted up and beautiful.

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    Linda Bilyeu 

    6 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Beautiful story Bobbi, thank you for sharing with us. Saying goodbye to someone you care about is never easy. Do something extra special for yourself:)


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