love letters


 

 

She held a pack of love letters tied with ribbons and bows.

 

these were the love letters that she would never show.

 

Every one of them was dated first to last

 

These were the letters that held a life past.

 

Times may pass and things may change

 

But memories stay the same.

 

The writing of love letters had slowly disappeared

 

But she held on to them from year to year.

 

She sat with the letters in her lap.

 

As the tears rolled down her eyes

 

He had said he would be with her

 

Till the day he died

 

And fifty years later

 

He met his maker

 

And was carried to the cemetery

 

by the undertaker.

 

The letters had been written

 

with tenderness and love

 

Proclaiming every thing

 

Even the stars above.

 

He said life was meaningless if with her

 

His life he could not share.

 

And losing her was something

 

he could not bear.

 

Now that he was gone and she

 

Was left all alone.

 

The house didn’t seem

 

like much of a home.

 

She knew her children would not understand

 

Why she held the love letters in her hand.

 

These were the memories  that kept her alive

 

And on that she couldn’t deny.

 

But her mind and body was fading fast

 

And she knew she could not last.

 

So to her children she bequeathed

 

The letters that she cherished all her life

 

For that was her husband, and she was his wife.

 

These are the love letters that your father

 

Wrote to me when we were young and carefree.

 

He told me of all that life had to offer.

 

And of all the love he had for me

 

And that he wanted to raise a family.

 

When you read his letters you will know

 

Why I loved this man so.

 

And now it’s time for me to go.

 

Because your father awaits me on the other side

 

And we’ll be together for all of time

 

© L . RAMS

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About poetlou

i am known as the story telling poet and my poems are in rhyme and verse. i write about all subject matter. i am also on poemhunter.con with over 700 poems listed and on five other sites. i have written a " hope series" with thirteen stories which i think is of interest, and i will post the first one and if you like it , i will then post the others. ENJOY THE READS
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