This piece was written for A Week for Writing, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given a word – WINTER – to inspire our writing. This is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.
Note: I should not sleep between when the prompt is mentioned and when I write it. I have a horrible time remembering important details – you know – like write it in fifty words 🙂 That’s okay – I did not follow the rules – AGAIN. However, I do love the story I was able to tell. Either way – I’m glad I wrote for the prompt and wouldn’t change a thing.
Desolate winter of my heart
Why dost thou tease me so?
For after your cold and lonely nights
And after your harsh winds blow
I travel, alone till the bitter end
And still have no place to go.
For lonely heart despises the cold
Where empty promises lie
I once knew warmth and love at last
But my dreams were left to die.
She held them in her gentle grasp
Until she said goodbye.
No beauty had I known before
In heart, in face, and deed
Yet beauty ravaged and stolen away
As she slowly lay and bleed
A child she bore – a gift to me
‘Twas all a man could need.
As she lay there peacefully
Her true love by her side
I wept for all that I had lost
For all my dreams had died.
Winter swept within my heart
The day I lost my bride.
© Sumyanna 2015
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