David's Award winning poem "Laura" has been published in numerous web sites, and is in print in the hard cover volumes "Nature's Echoes," "Poetry's Elite - The best of 2000," and "Friends of Morningshade"
By David Rountree
Looking out through the mists
Through darkness clouded shrouds
Beyond the realm of dreams and wishes
Beyond the mark of time
I saw your eyes.
Compelling as the first two stars of night
I was drawn from across the void of my soul
All my life I have been at war
All my life I have fought my way through
Until I met you.
Like a blanket of warmth you comforted me
Bringing peace to a soul damned
Opening my chilled heart
You gave me the sweetest gift
I have ever known
Peace from the raging storm that my spirit rides
Peace from a war fought long ago
Peace from loves lost memories
Peace from a tell tale heart
I will always love you