Crystal Rose

by keithnwv   Jul 12, 2008


Just a few days ago, I read a profile on here . It really got me thinking. What she must be going thru losing her husband in war. I tried to capture what I thought she would be thinking. The rhyme and rhythm are bad but I hope the words and meaning are right. Crystal Rose, this is for you.

Our time on earth is so short
Just a pause along lifes way
Is this our very last one
Or will we have yet another day

I hope these words now I write
Will describe the pain that I feel
My love, my life is gone
My heart, will it ever heal ?

As time slowly moves on
It trys to steal away
The memories I have of you
With the passing of everyday

I try to recall your scent
I smelled when you held me close
The taste of your lips on mine
That day at our wedding toast

I want to remember your whisper
Also your giggle as we lay in bed
Forgetting the world outside
While wrapped in sheets of red

I struggle to fight this thief
I never want to forget
How much you meant to me
From the very first day that we met

The beauty I recall of you
In my mind forever I've froze
So fragile yet seems so alive
Like the essence of a crystal rose

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  • 1 year ago

    by Dean Kuch

    I hope these words now I write... The reverse syntax threw me off a bit in this particular line, Keith. My mind kept wanting to read, "I hope these words I write now."

    Will describe the pain that I feel
    My love, my life is gone
    My heart, will it ever heal ? ... As for the remainder of your sad and despondent poem, I could clearly relate to the context.
    Well done, sir!
    ~Dean Kuch

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Keith, such a moving piece.

    You write only truth and it's so heart-breaking we have to go through any loss but one of such an heroic man/woman must break us that bit more.

    Take care, Em

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Keith, such a moving piece.

    You write only truth and it's so heart-breaking we have to go through any loss but one of such an heroic man/woman must break us that bit more.

    Take care, Em

  • 3 years ago

    by LittleMsPink

    Well, that was surely a beautiful piece, youre such a talented writer <3

  • 6 years ago

    by Cinnamonspice

    The title pulled me in , it was so beautiful but I was in awe of the poem. She had to have been thrilled to the core to read something so amazing. So glad I read it

    Connie