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

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 1200 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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