Shake the fading feelings from Hands still refusing to let go Forever remember lingering kisses Cancel urges that no longer serve All the while staying strong Our only mistake was the taking of Vows made in haste
Laura us hosting D’Verse Poets tonight. She has prompted us as follows:
Choose ONE of the lines below and write a stanza(s) taking each word as the start of each successive line i.e. the first word begins the first line, the second begins the second and so on. Basically, we are taking the horizontal line and making it vertical- its vaguely acrostic and I’m not sure if this form has a given name.
Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows By freezing passion at its blossoming I guard her beauty clean from rust Quail from your downward darting kiss
I like the imagery of hands not letting go…
Thank you Margaret! ☺️🌺
Vows made in haste can be devastating… at the end it makes the parting harder.
Yes it does. Thank you
Powerful Christine. I think I find it hard to let go…in fact I cannot claim to have managed to do that.
Yes! So hard to let go of something that was once precious.
Thank you Mel ☺️💕
Thank you Kyoko ☺️
If a lesson is learned, can it be called a mistake? How else do we grow? Excellent poem.
Probably Mary, but as you say, we learn from our mistakes. Thank goodness! Thanks so much ☺️💕
Thank you Christine and forgive my momentary insanity!
I think thats all of us Mary! ☺️
I like the suggestion it’s best to remember the best parts and walk away from each other in peace.
Yes! It takes an enormous amount of strength to achieve that status, doesn’t it?
A lot of story packed into these lines and I like the strong, enlightened voice that delivers it.
Thank you so much Mish ☺️💕
Love is a beautiful journey not a speedy promise. Great message❤
Yes, we often make that mistake, don’t we? Thanks Laiba ☺️💕
Yup.We often make it…Welcome💞
Love does seem like a mistake sometimes. Sigh…
Another heartfelt one, Christine. Love it. ❤️
Indeed !! You are right. But mistakes can be putted at a right place⭐💫
Thank you Punam ☺️❤️
You are welcome.
Vows made in haste are usually a mistake. Love this poem.
Thank you Sadje. I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕
You’re most welcome