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Our Poem

Updated on November 16, 2011
Wedding Dance
Wedding Dance

What is a Poem

A poem is defined as:

1. piece written in verse: a complete and self-contained piece of writing in verse that is set out in lines of a set length and uses rhythm, imagery, and often rhyme to achieve its effect

2. writing with poetic effect: a piece of writing that is not in verse, but that has the imaginative, rhythmic, or metaphorical qualities and the intensity usually associated with a poem

3. beautiful or delightful thing: something particularly lovely, beautiful, or delightful

A poem we learn from the above definition is musical; has imagery and intensity; is a thing of beauty and delight. A poem is a creation formed from delight and sadness; love and hate; hope and dispair: courage and fear; imaginations and reality; acceptance and rejection; wisdom and foolishness; simplicity and complexity. Our Poem was all these things. But, the point of a poem is its story. Our Poem was not an arrangement of words describing love. Our Poem was our love. Rather than a collection of written words, Our Poem was a collection of feelings and desires. Our inspiration was our dreams, our emotions set the mood, and our message everlasting. Our Poem was a voice sometimes shouting from mountain tops and sometimes only a soft whisper between us, but a voice that still echoes in my heart and soul. Our Poem was in the noise of a family gathering and the soft silence found in lying with each other. An unwritten poem (something particulary lovely, beautiful or delightful) can be a place in your heart that remains forever. My heart is the keeper of Our Poem.

What is a Poet

A poet is defined as:

1. writer of poems: somebody who writes poems, especially as a vocation

2. somebody imaginative or creative: an imaginative, creative, or artistic person

Our Poem was the world we created around each other. We were the searchers, the recorders of our visions, preservers of our faith and the advocates of our love. We also were the listeners of Our Poem. It was an aural piece of art, it sang with our love and we listened with passion. It was: our reminder of our bliss and pain; our wonderment and our disappointments; an expression of our anger and our greatest pleasures; our search in faith and devotion; our acceptance of our fears and our accomplishments; it was filled with our power and our weaknesses; our journey; the path we walked and the cadence with which we strode. We were the creators who lived in our creation, Poets.

Last Dance
Last Dance

Our Poem

There was poetry

In the tenderness of your

words, touch and glances.

 

There was poetry

In the devotion you gave to

God, country and family.

 

There was poetry

In your expressions

of desires, dreams and devotion.

 

There was poetry

In the warmth of your smile,

In your wink of a flirt,

In the tenderness of your kiss.

 

There was poetry

In the depth of your love,

In the heart of your dance,

In the strength of your embrace.

 

There was poetry

In your “I Do”,

In the tear of your good-bye.

 

You are the poem I keep in my heart.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Very beautiful. A hope to have a love like that one day.

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      Darrel Day 5 years ago from Iowa

      Your words speak of a love few know of and fewer have held in the heart and arms. Not perfect but wonderfully close. It is a love I shared with my Sheila for over 20 years, through hundreds of hospital visits and a life that only God could have ordained. The memories are ours to keep and some of them, only for us to share in the dark of the night, as we talk to our true love in heaven.

      Beautiful and soul touching. Thank you for sharing this. Always, Darrel

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Lovely, just lovely. I (finally) had such a love and had him for almost 30 years. We cherished every day - and that is what matters most.

      I just love your poem tribute to yours!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A beautiful hub. Both your poem and the definition of poetry are perfect. You have something very special.

      I so enjoyed the music, I had not heard this song before but it was lovely.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful work and voting up.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Sweethearts2-beautiful poem-rated it up. Welcome to hubpages. I share the unique position you find yourself in...God Bless.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      May God continue with blessings you also recognize.

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      Claudette Coleman Carter 5 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Your poetry with its definitions were inspirational. Keep up the good work and the sharing of true love.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      You definitely had a precious that you shared, and you will always have it in your heart. You poem about your love-the love you shared was touching!