everlasting

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this…straggler in the night
this wandering the hallway of the weary
this sleepless searching for that elusive home

you, lit in your softest candle light
you fold away the colorful cotton coverlet
you beckon, ’lay your head down, take your rest.’

and we…just fall into place
and join all our perpetual puzzle pieces
and our hearts eternal melding, each to the other

but some nights…wear on
but dreaming…our different dreams
but leading…these sometimes separate lives

when hands, find entwining fingers
when an accidental brush across a willing limb
when…a whispered reasurance in the uncertain night

and candles relit, our love’s flame endures
and us, never allowing darkness to carry the days
and our committment…to an everlasting loving embrace
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21 thoughts on “everlasting

  1. Oloriel says:

    This is wonderfull beyond imagining and ability to describe, I am completely drawn in and I mean it. I still had stamina at start, but then “you, lit in your softest candle light
    you fold away the colorful cotton coverlet
    you beckon, ’lay your head down, take your rest.’” and I am completely out into the open, disarmed. Your poetry is beyond beauty my friend and so is your soul.

  2. ty Oloriel, and your words are fuel to this soul. the three lines you cite are the essence, the beginning and the first words i wrote. you allowing your self to be out in the open, only allows me to continue keeping my heart open and to try and keep listening…..so amazing are you!

  3. Sensual and connecting my friend – 2nd & 3rd stanza, your words have melted me.

  4. ty so much, as always, seems like we’ve caught a fresh current in our sails, discovering there is life after 50 and me approaching 60. we’ve worked very hard to get here too.

    i guess i’ll have a few more things to write about now! 🙂

  5. Every time I read one of your posts, I learn. Thank you for contributing to my never ending quest for knowledge as it pertains to writing.

    • what a wonderful compliment, ty so much. i originally wrote this on our recent trip to the farm, and when i reread it when we got home, it just wasn’t what i thought it should be. so i just kept pushing the boundary a little at a time, until it started to reveal itself.

      words really are a wonder….and thank again for reading.

  6. Noora says:

    Your poetry warms my heart! I simply adore your work. Thank you for sharing.

  7. captivating by every one of your enlivening senses!

  8. claudia says:

    nice…the falling into place…the finding together from different angles and the not allowing darkness to carry the days..smiles…it’s good to throw those puzzle pieces together..makes for a colorful pic..smiles

  9. brian miller says:

    nice…the beginning line repetition really drives this nicely…keep that light lit, even if just a taper and there is always hope for that embrace that will carry you into an everlasting future together…

  10. I like the sincerity in the verse:
    but leading…these sometimes separate lives

    • thank you and the warmest welcome to you. well, i write from my heart, we’ve been together almost 12 years now and there have been periods where our lives have not always been in sync. i wrote this because we are, ‘re lighting the candles’, rediscovering each other again over the last few months. we trust each other at this point, to give each other the space we need knowing at some point , we’ll reconnect.

      thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave your comment, it means a lot to me. 🙂

  11. Robyn Lee says:

    So beautifully composed, and fueled with feeling…everlasting love is the only way! Wonderful poetry ~ x RL

    • thank you dear friend, and yes, it is the only way and what a gift from the universe, that we were given!
      it’s the message i absorbed from your beautiful poetry today. you are treasured {{{ h u g s }}}

  12. Robyn Lee says:

    I did fell a connection here clearly! thank you 🌻💐🌸🌷

    • you are most welcome, it still amazes me that i could and did write that poem, but this heart takes my words where it needs to go. my head has no choice but to comply and hit ‘publish’, ty.

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