Today’s task is to feel the love in 55 words. It’s a poem for both d’Verse Poets and G-Man’s Friday Flash 55.
dancing in the dark,
cover of night to
shield the tears
on my cold cheek
as you hold me close;
strong arm on
the small of my back,
guiding me across
the hushed room
to quiet of the bed,
to sweet good-byes
before you leave
in the morning
to answer the
soldier’s call of duty
ah.. yes. Now I understand the poignant feeling that this poem started with. A fear I never had to live with…
Ah, and the answer to that question of ‘why the tears’ early on in the verse – especially with such tenderness – is there in the final line. The subtle pain.
Softly, gently and with lingering regret – beautifully done.
You have ably completed your task. Miss the dance, the hand in the small of my back.
This departure feels permanent to both, I think, but I love how the moments and lines linger so lovingly that I hope it is not.
Sweet parting ~ I hope the soldier comes home safely ~ Good one Teresa ~
Touching way to honor the sacrifice of those who are called to fight.
You are such a Romantic when you have a mind to it.
That’s part of what makes you so very special to all of us.
Loved your call to Duty 55
Thanks for playing and sharing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End
Excellent capture of a sweet-bitter moment.
Such a tender story of love and bittersweet parting – universal and painful
I really love this one, with its soft sensuality and hard parting–excellent, haunting 55, Teresa.
a beautiful parting….. this was a pleasure to read
I saw the button about cancer, are you OK ?
I don’t have cancer. We made the button in support of a goatsister (her goat in the picture) that had breast cancer.
good news – thanks
mmm…one last moment of passion to carry them off safe…and hopefully to bring them back…
oh dang… the military aspect def. adds a whole other dimension of heartbreak to this… i think my love making would be desperate…
This was so tender and beautiful, Teresa. Being separated from those you love and adore is never easy, but the military aspect adds a whole other dimension of heartbreak.