Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Forever

by
Maria Kelly
I promised forever.
Though your love slipped from my finger as
quietly as you slipped from the world.
Still, forever I will wear it;
closer now to my heart than ever.
It is engraved there.
It whispers there.
Forever.

5 comments:

Cynthia Schuerr said...

Maria, what lovely words. Your words tell me that no matter what, love can live on and on.
Forever!

Maria A. Kelly said...

Thanks, Cynthia. I wore my husbands wedding band around my neck for years after he passed away. Eventually, I took it off and my own as I now contemplate moving forward. The ring has been off my finger for years, but every so often I think I still feel it there. Like a missing limb. That picture took me back there. I liked the way your poem spoke of a secret love. It made me think of Romeo and Juliet.

Michelle said...

that's just beautiful :)

theothersideofdeanna.wordpress.com said...

This is absolutely beautiful Maria. Just lovely.

Maria A. Kelly said...

Thank you Michelle and Deanna. I appreciate your kind words. They give me so much encouragement.