Monday, September 4, 2017

Sweet lips


Will I ever see you again?
That would help to ease the pain
Your green eyes would look at me
Those sweet lips grin, a joy to see
My wait for you had not been in vain

What words would your sweet lips then say?
After so many years away
When you'd see this old man now
Whose eyes are dim with wrinkled brow
Fumbling, stumbling along through the day

Would we be as when we were young?
On the day when church bells rung
Shyly on that day we were wed
We first shared our marriage bed
Where with such joy to each other clung

Will I ever see you again?
That would help to ease the pain
Your green eyes would look at me
Those sweet lips grin, a joy to see
My wait for you had not been in vain

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17 comments:

  1. Yep. The best things are truly worth waiting for.

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  2. How time causes us to no longer see and experience in this way. Sigh.

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  3. Such palpable yearning in this, Robin..

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  4. I know that longing, Robin, to see the beloved again. And when souls meet, they are young and beautiful again.

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  5. So sad.. but still with such a longing it's actually easier to live (and love)

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  6. Every stanza is full of emotion, a fine poem of which I enjoyed.

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  7. Wow. That wait would not have been in vain...so sweet.

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  8. So much longing in this poem, in the repeated first and last stanzas. So much regret.

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  9. Nice reading, Robin. I've had that feeling myself. But you know, the last time I saw her at a grandkid's wedding, I hardly recognized her, no spark at all, just another old lady. Of course I've been married now 44 years after the big split.
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    1. But I do remember some tender moments, like our elopement wedding, witnessed by three choir ladies and the man off the street who testified at the court house that we were of age. Another, the night she conceived our first born, twins. Those will be ever unforgettable (but she wasn't just another old lady then.)
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  10. Poignant! Myself, I think the joy in the memories is worth the yearning.

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  11. The longings will make the memories more memorable.

    Hank

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  12. Time runs faster than we can imagine.. Longing visits when we least expect it. Cherish the beauty that wants to draw you back to relive a season.

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  13. A sweet look at memories - I'd rather have them than not! :)

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