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The night has just fallen asleep


With the moon eye wildly open


Stars glittering from their hanging place


And the water waves smashing on the riverbank


 


I a poet, inspired by the night


Begins to inscribe a night so perfect


As my pen engraved all that is seen


My curiosity drew my eyes


And fixed it a couple walking down the shore


 


As they walk along gazing at each other


The waves repeatedly washed their prints


And by the looks on their eyes


Never before has love been more defined


 


Amidst this perfect night


A stranger walked toward them


Demanding all that they had


But with eyes of denial


The young man refused to give all but his wallet


With firm grip, he held tightly to his pocket


But the stranger, knowing that his time was up


Signified by the coast guard horns


Releases a trigger and was lost by the night


 


Slowly down the beach shore


The young man fell, with a smile on his face


And his hand still holding firmly to the pocket


As he fell straight down on the floor


An engagement ring made of pure diamond


Gently rolled out of his pocket


And with the last breath he took


He placed the ring on her finger


But death came knocking


Before he could pop the question


 


Goodbye, goodbye


Her tears kept on saying


And as she held the ring towards the moon


“Yes I will, yes I will”


She screamed out loud


Hoping that he could hear her answer


Before the clouds took him forever


 

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Reviewed by Afrika Abney
What a womderful write and picture. Nice flow and use of words. Thanks for sharing this with us.One Love
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
This is such a BEAUTIFUL PIECE Toris...excellant and lovely penning!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
This is a tear jerking write that touched me very deeply. Fantastic writing!
Reviewed by john zimmerman
beautiful write

john+
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
nearly forgot about you, toris; sorry about that! glad i could stop by and read this exquisite write! so enjoyed this! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful write and beautiful picture!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A splendid poem, the photo enhances the beauty you express, even in sadness there is hope!Superb Torie!
Reviewed by nevine Al Seidi (Reader)
My, My, My!!!!
Isn't that awesome? Lovely picturesque tragedy that emanates light.
Today seems a great day at the Den, really. It seems like the curse was broken!

Thank you for preaching beauty!
Nevine Al Seidi
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