I wrote this several years ago…thought it was worth a reblog. Happy Valentines’s Day to everyone!
Sweet Thoughts…Precious Memories…Undying Love How many of you have ever felt this way?
You have been mine before;
I remember the taste of your tender kisses,
The warmth of your welcoming embrace,
A smile that lit up my lonely world;
That playful way you stirred my passion,
Feeling lost forever, lying in your arms,
Somewhere long ago.
You’re the one I want to be with;
I love you with all that I am.
You are the precious air I breathe,
A character in every dream I cherish,
That missing part of me that I see,
Looking deeply into your eyes.
I recently came across this poem I wrote in 1985 when I was cleaning out a closet today. I hope you enjoy it.
“True love does not seek its own reward; its worth, its dignity, is entrenched within its own existence; it breathes with soft sounds and lives in tender thoughts that touch the soul.
True love understands unspoken utterances; its beauty, its expression, is seen within the gentleness of the eyes; it whispers ‘always’ and never speaks the word ‘impossible’.
True love believes, when faith dares to falter; its trust, its devotion, abides in childlike innocence spotted by reality’s harshness; it feels the deepest depths of vulnerability and knows this to be the secret of its strength.
True love cries silently the tears of the beloved; its pain, its sorrow, is shared sacredly within the heart’s deepest chambers; it enjoys contentment when peace abounds and smiles when it hears the words ‘I love you’. “
I’m happy to announce that the e-book of my grandmother’s poetry, “Martha’s Words,” is now available for sale at Amazon.com. I am sharing with you another one of her poems as I did last year. I have learned from this selection, as well as from some of her other work, that my grandmother was a good judge of character and had a keen sense of whether someone was being “true or false.” 🙂 I have not given up the idea of a hardback book and am continuing to explore options.
True or False
“Vanity, vanity, all is vanity,”
Should have been said in this our day.
Look well north or south,
East or west;
The over-dressed, fashionable
Hold full sway.
Is it true or false?
Leave I you to decide
That a wolf very nicely
In sheep’s clothing may hide.
Martha Walton Press
February 17, 1911