Green & Gold

golden field

You were so proud that day,
As we walked hand in hand
Through fields of green and gold;
You said you’d found new dreams,
And were going away
To fulfill your soul.
You didn’t notice my face,
Damp with tears;
Your ship would sail soon–
I had already lost you.
Do I rue not speaking up,
As I walk these fields now,
Soon to turn green again
As spring melts the ice,
A small hand clasped in mine?
No, I have the best
Of what you left behind,
This golden child.
And from what I’ve heard,
You’re still searching for something
You’ll never find.

~*~

Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge.
Image from Crispina Kemp.

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13 responses to “Green & Gold

  1. Such an evocative poem Paula

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  2. Such a moving take on the prompt. I’m glad that she’s happy after all

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  3. I love the ending. Some will always think that there is something better out there only to figure out that they already had the best…if they figure that out

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  4. Such an emotive poem, it makes me feel almost teary.

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  5. Wow. This raised goosebumps. Well done.

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