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The Last Kiss

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The Last Kiss


She walked through the woods remembering his face
ashen and grey against the pillow.
He had been taken by the sweeping sickness
that had engulfed her land,taken so swiftly
that she had not had time to reach him.

The pain of her loss had been unbearable
and she had roamed the house, striking out
in rage and grief at anyone who came close.
The madness had left her eventually,
left her alone and bereft of her love.

That was many years ago now,
but still his face haunted her,
his eyes accusing and filled with
the horror of her absence, the terror
that he must face alone the time of his death.

It never left her, this guilt she carried.
Many had consoled her, told her that she 
was not blame,that it was not her fault.
She knew better,she remembered telling him one dreadful
storm filled night, that she would always be there.

She shook her head free of the memories,
she was old now and it was so long ago,
she would be welcomed when she left this earth.
Absolved of this guilt that had consumed her life.

She saw the tree as she entered the clearing.
His treee, his favorite place.
Whenever he was troubled or scared
she would find him there,curled up beneath the boughs.
It was his haven, his place of safe keeping.

Glancing around she felt again,as she always did
his presence near to her, tantalisingly close.
She walked  to the tree and sat down,
resting her back against the trunk,
letting the sunlight warm her face.

Slowly as she sat there, eyes closed and silent.
He came to her as if in a dream,
or perhaps she was  dreaming, she did not know
or care,she only knew he was before her,
that her love was with her once more .

Tears streamed from her eyes and her throat burned
as he touched her face,stroked her hair.
A smile touching his lips as he gazed into her eyes.
Slowly he knelt before her and lay back,
resting his head on her lap.

Happiness swept through her like fire,
he was forgiving her, letting her know
that it was not her fault that he had died alone.
Her hand traced the features she loved more than life
and her lips met his in an endless kiss.

The night was dark when the villagers found her.
She was sitting in a clearing, lying next to a tree.
The moonlight illuminated her in its silvery rays
and in its bathing light they saw what they had 
not seen in decades. She was smiling, in death 
she was smiling. 

Athena Beauchamp
12 , December 1999

Copyright 2013 ACB









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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 12:19:00 AM
    Athena, , Hope you are enjoying the holidays, -- Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT"

    Beauchamp Avatar Athena Beauchamp
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEY SCAT NOT MUCH TO SAY BUT AM RETIRED PLAY AROUND WITH WORDS.WOULD LOVE TO HAVE NEW FRIENDS. PLEASE WRITE ME BACK. ATHENA
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 4:50:00 AM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, Athena ! - Nice to read your first poem here.:)) - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :) - oxox / /Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Hi Athena, I read the reply at the bottom... I clicked on your poem list. All I noticed was one poem... Would you be so kind in sending any kind of message, when you have new poems... I would love to come back, and read more from you... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:06:00 PM
    .........................And She Ran To Him, And They Started To Fly, Come On Baby *:* Don't Fear The Reaper (* Wonderful, As In Enchanting; Bravo Indeed ˜ Merry Christmas ˜ Love John

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Athena, , I like your first poetic piece on the site ,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Beauchamp Avatar Athena Beauchamp
    Date: 12/14/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANK YOU LINDA I HOPE YOU ENJOYED SOME OF MY OTHERS.