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Forever There To Read

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Forever There To Read

As the wind cries out a lonely prayer,
a candles feeble flame, her only light.
Wrapped in a shawl of tattered wool,
she rereads his letter, with closed eyes.

She knows each word, letter and nuance.
How the third line makes her smile.
And further through, a tear is shed,
where he writes he can hear her voice.

She feels the folds of countless reads
and the aging of weightless hope.
He may never be coming home,
but he is there, to forever read.


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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 2:25:00 PM

    love this Paula, so profound, and sincere

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:33:00 AM

    My weekend is about to begin and I am enjoying reading such amazing and diverse poetry this morning. I am so pleased to see your writings posted here Paula. Hoping you have a happy sun filled weekend full of love, joy and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 7:28:00 PM

    Such sadness mingled with deep love, enjoyed your poem Paul, nice to read your work, hugs vie