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The Widow's Walk

This railing in the sky Guards me in a heart pounding search A place to tread and use your eye Such a tiny space, planks well used, a church For prayers and tears to flow My linen cloth clutched in hand beneath Sunrise, Sunsets glow I watch beyond the land And fear death, sadness and loss Wait, there, did a shadow heave On the horizon, a ship, a kiss upon my cross Its her, the 'Martha D,' or I'm deceived Yes, yes, at last she's home I'll run to hold my love most dear This Widow's Walk a perch used to groan Now filled with laughter, not with tears

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 10/10/2018 5:59:00 PM
Helllo Robert, i like this poem that you have created about the widow. In this poem this person found love. I am happy to read this in the poem. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 9/24/2018 11:03:00 AM
Hopeful anguish, followed by ecstatic relief- written with empathy. Really "felt" this write...
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Robert Bellam
Date: 9/24/2018 7:16:00 PM
Thanks so much for your comment. I love this piece too.