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Love Will Triumph

They were were in
the best parlour
fine furnishing of
Victorian period
dotted all round the
elaborate room
yet a tension, an
unease hangs in the

Hat in hand he
stands before her
who hits the roof
when he asks for her
I won't accept any
proposals from a
how dare you, Sir
even suggest such a

His wife stands in
front trying to calm
fearful he may fly
at the ardent young
gently soothing
things over as best
as she can
pointing out the
good breeding, an
Earl no less

Their daughter
mortified pretends
she's not there
so sad of heart as
she hears her father
will he relent? All
she wishes for, is
to be wed
despairing she shuts
herself off and
turns her back

How does it all end?
That is a moot
question indeed
will his wife talk
him round? Will
there be wedding
By the haughty
stance and the icy
cold glare from eyes
full of fire
it appears to me
that its a cause
lost before even

Yet where there is
love there is also
hope springing
a father never likes
to pass the care of
a daughter to
another man
pleas from her may
soften his heart,
while words of sense
and wisdom
from his wife who
will not give in
easily; so lets hope
love triumphs

written 08/23/2013

contest Charles
Haigh Wood

I have used the
british spelling of
parlour not parlor
as I feel it gives
better poetic sense

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Great description of just a few moments! Really action packed and the characters' emotions are described well. I think though, that the lines are not in the correct places as most free verse uses only one line for a complete thought or part of a sentence.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/10/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ty Isaiah for your honest review I see what you mean tnx Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:56:00 PM
    enjoyed the way you brought life to the painting...great write, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:12:00 PM
    this is very nice. You gave the story lots of good details. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 6:43:00 AM
    Lovely poem, tells a sweet story. The path may be rocky but love always triumphs.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/25/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ty Monterey very nice of you enjoy your day Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 3:55:00 PM
    This is a beautiful saga of love Shadow, well expressed and it is a pleasure to read, xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/24/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Vienna and ty for visiting and enjoying my work Shadow x smile