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Love Will Triumph

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Love Will Triumph

A picture has been painted in my memory
of that afternoon, when our union was broken.
I was seated by the crackling fireside,
the scent of the roses had perfumed the parlor.

You arrived, and removed your top hat, 
you were always the gentleman.
When you kneeled before me 
and tenderly took me by the hand,
I knew what you were going to ask me.
We had spoken about it, many times before.

Then, in an instant, our dreams were ended.
When abruptly, my father interrupted us,
and he made you leave.
My mother tried to stop him, but she could not.

That was the last time I saw you.
The last time that you kissed my hand.
I wondered if we would ever be united, again.
My tears fell all that evening, 
staining my white satin dress.
I could have worn that dress on our wedding day.

I now, am seated alone in this very same parlor,
remembering that moment, with a broken heart.
Wondering if I will ever see you again, my love.
And, hoping that our love will triumph.


Written for Isaiah Zerbst's contest - Charles Haigh Wood


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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 8:58:00 PM

    Kelly This one makes my heart feel sad. A love story with an unfinished ending. Will they end up together or never see each other again. Nicely done Thanks for the amazing comment on my Marriage poem. Yes, it can be hard sometimes, but love can work through anything. Hugs

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 5:51:00 AM

    Aww sweet and grief will...It's an excellent write and you deserve the win.LOved it

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:25:00 PM

    ah this one pulls at the heartstrings, a sad but very well written take on the painting - congrats on your 1st place win!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:53:00 PM

    You wrote it with candor and depth, excellent story it speaks volumes congratulations on your superb winning poem, Kelly xxx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:51:00 PM

    Congratulations on your first place win, Kelly, it's an amazing poem :) hugs

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:30:00 PM

    wow...this is brilliant, love your take on the painting...a big congrats on your awesome win :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:04:00 PM

    Fantastic poem, congratulations on your first place Win!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 4:53:00 PM

    Big Congratulations, Kelly! I really like this poem because it is so imaginative and the characters seem so alive and real. It goes beyond the scope of the painting and into the lives of the individuals.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 4:46:00 PM

    wow, I see he liked the tragic one and I can understand why. It was a unique take on the painting and cleverly written. congrats on your top placement.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:32:00 PM

    you almost had the same ending as mine. . . and almost the same track but in mine it was one sided love. . . good luck may yours reign over mine. . . .

    Morgan Avatar Danesh Morgan Date: 10/1/2013 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    it not only reign over mine but also stayed on top! hearty Congrats my dear Miss. Kelly.
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 11:47:00 PM

    Aw Kelly, this is lovely, a bittersweet take on the painting, I love where you went with this even though it's sad and leave the question to ask, if love will triumph... such a great entry into the contest!!

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:17:00 AM

    romantic and has a wonderful old world charm. Beautiful

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:22:00 PM

    Very nice. But bear in mind: love WILL triumph!!