This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given a list of ten words to inspire our writing. The words are listed above. I was able to use all of them. Sometimes the words just seem to immediately produce an image in my mind. Have no idea where it comes from. This is where the prompt took me today. I hope you like it.
The altar’s kiss
That burns with longing
In church, they share their promise true
And hands that held, befit for loving
Live and love with all that’s due.
Yet, as the years
slip two by two, and
words of love they share no more
For all the things they take for granted
They’ll never learn what love is for.
Eyes, that now
Search out the crowd
For something old is nothing new
An hour passes, maybe more
And promises kept are now untrue.
Mistake is made
And hearts can’t mend
While children ask with uncertain eyes
And lives they labored to build together
Were quickly shattered with his “small” lies.
© S. J. 2015