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That Night

He still remembers the screams of his beloved
He still remembers her lilac perfume
He still remembers her bright smile
How she held him close as he lay there dying

Her beautiful red dress framing her petite figure
Her chesnut brown hair, always smelling like strawberries
Her black heeled shoes making her as tall as him
Her hazel eyes that shined when she saw him

Now there's a crowd around them
Paramedics telling everyone to make room
They tell her to let him go so they can check on him
She's vaguely aware of what's going on


She only hears sound
Everything is blurred to her
She sees her beloved's mouth move
She gets her bearing and ask "What did you say?"


Everyone becomes quiet
Suddenly there's no movement, no sound
He says with his last dying breath,
"Will you marry me?"


Before she answers him,
His body goes limp
He has died in her arms
With one word, everyone's life changed


They barely hear that one word
She whispers, "Yes"
His ghost floats above her
Whispering in her ear, "Forever I shall protect you my beloved"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 6/5/2016 10:10:00 PM
Lauressa Glover, well penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. *SKAT*
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Date: 9/7/2014 4:35:00 PM
Lauressa, nice introspective write my friend.. Poetry Soup is a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give the contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more good writes like this one.. Come check me out!
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Date: 9/4/2014 2:29:00 PM
Love it - excellent write! Welcome to PoetrySoup. Kika
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Date: 9/4/2014 7:53:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Lauressa - I choose your first great written free verse - You write skillfully - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/3/2014 9:48:00 PM
Hi Lauressa, thank you for the reply. You will like and enjoy this site. LINDA
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Date: 9/3/2014 8:18:00 PM
Hi Lauressa, what an excellent write this is! A warm welcome to PoetrySoup and happy writings! Pandita
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Lauressa Glover
Date: 9/3/2014 9:33:00 PM
Hello Pandita, Thank you for the comment and thank you for the welcome as well :)
Date: 9/3/2014 7:21:00 PM
Lauressa, this is deep, hope all is silent now.:), A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry:) Here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Lauressa Glover
Date: 9/3/2014 9:32:00 PM
Hello Linda, Thank you for your comment. Everything is fine and I'm happy to make new friends :)