27 January 2010

Wednesday Poetry Prompt ~ Poetic Asides



State of the Union


The romance was long and sweet

The courtship – loving and pure

She longed for the day when

He would hold her in his arms again

But knew it would be too long

The state of the union was short

Too short for love to grow full

Too short for their life to grow strong


The wedding was beautiful and white

With fragrance of love in the air

He longed for the day when

She would take his name

But knew that for now had to do

The state of the union was short

Too short for his name to be hers

Too short for their life to be one


The marriage was short and harsh

The ending – such a surprise

They never knew the day would come

When their hands would no longer touch

The state of their union was short

The state of their union was sweet

The state of their union is done.


27 January 2010 ~ Poetic Asides Wednesday prompt

2 comments:

Lili said...

Wow. This is poetry. Straight to the heart! Painful.
Well done, Julie.
Hugs,
Lili

Jules said...

Thanks Lili!!!