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Love Will Triumph

Kelly Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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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: 5/4/2014 12:01:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, another excellent piece from your pen. A story so gently sad. Your words stroking the heart strings so gently as you take us on the journey of your vision. Love will triumph, more times than not this Is the case Kelly. I did like the way you left the piece, no definitive ending, If one wants they can see any ending they wish. You know me Kelly, he'll turn up back In that parlour. I really enjoyed this one. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/7/2014 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by, Mike. I always appreciate your kind comments...I do know you, my friend, and I like the idea of a love that always lasts in your poetry...I always enjoy writing for Isaiah's contests. Because, it allows me to put myself inside of a painting, and to become someone else that lived in another place and time.
  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 6:30:00 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: 9/10/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Very nice. But bear in mind: love WILL triumph!!