She longed for the halcyon days When he would drape her in love When the sun would smile on them Kissing their skin When the birds would sing their song and the flowers dance When they would find shade under the Royal Poinciana and watch the parade of soldiers marching
She longed for the halcyon days before he left her alone and bereft When she thought she could cry no more tears When her heart became empty Fragile and brittle as bone A woman broken From the loss of someone Taken from this life too soon
She longed for the halcyon days Before the war The one nobody understood Why they were even there So long ago now But time did not heal her wounds She still ached for him and what might have been A life lost forever A love that still endures
Oh! The longing is so palpable. Beautifully done Christine. 🙂💞
Thank you Punam. It reminded me of my mother’s life
You are welcome. You are such a loving daughter. ❤️
Sadly she’s been gone for more than twenty years 😢
I know how you feel. You had written such a lovely tribute to her sometime ago. ❤️
Thank you for remembering my dear friend ❤️
Oh, how wonderful this is! Such a great poem of love, longing and yearning!!
Bellissimo, Christine, Bellissimo!!
You are too kind 🙂💕 Thank you so much
Praise “when” praise is due??
Beautiful. It does have a traditional feel about it, which adds to its charm.
A lovely poem. Love the nostalgic feel of the poem
Thank you Sadje 🙂