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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Twilight Years of Life (07/02/09)

TITLE: Wrapped in Silence
By Donna Butler
07/08/09


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trembling in restless fear
you nudge me out of sweet slumber
departing too soon from the warmth of us
long before the stars had chance
to kiss the night farewell.

quietly, I watch the shadow of you
rocking against moonlit wall
clutching the wooden box
lovingly carved and lined
in red rose satin
your treasure chest of us

you struggle in ageless affection
to re-live those pictures and
letters of long ago
pages yellowed now, by time
time we had plenty of
to dream hope and love
to give up ourselves, one to the other

I wait in the stillness of night
wrapping myself in your silence
praying you will call out
I yearn for the one-ness of us
longing to share more moments
beyond those words once written

with bowed head you search my hands
clasped with yours, raised to your lips
the warmth of your breath upon them
thank you Lord Jesus for blessing my life
with faithful committed love of my beloved

by His tender mercy you return
to join me in peaceful sleep
until the waking hour
beckons us to dance under golden rays
of summer's morning sunshine
savoring each new day
of life in the twilight years


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BAYO OMOYIOLA, JR07/09/09

Great inspiration. Lovely idea
Mildred Sheldon07/10/09
Thank you for such a lovely poem.
Allen Stark07/11/09
Beautiful free verse. I found some peaceful places to dwell between the stanzas.
Norma-Anne Hough 07/13/09
Well done on this poetic piece. Some truly lovely phrases:)
Dee Yoder 07/14/09
You painted a tender and sweet moment in a lifetime of love between two people. Very nice!
Charla Diehl 07/15/09
Tender rendering of true love. Good job.