Propriety

Propriety has its place

Do you have her take your name,

that you may save her grace

Your reasons must be deeper,

than to just avoid disgrace

A promise need not be written,

to be honored or erased

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Do you think you will still love her

As the ink that has recorded your love fades

Will you still hold her

When the paper that your commitment is registered on turns gray

Will your passion for your time together continue

After the signatures of declaration can no longer be read

Will you still kiss her

When the witnesses have all fled

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She wants nothing from you,

other than your say

And she will stand beside you,

no matter how dark the day

Her hope that you will be the one,

the light to show the way

For her choice to love again,

she will never have to pay

By, TJP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay The Price

Another tale of hearts for sale

Get them quick before they get stale

Never worry if they match

Life will bring another batch

The broken hearts have been discarded

Left alone, to spoil unguarded

Only another broken soul

Would dare to pay the heavy toll

Although they may be bought for cheap

The heart you get you may not keep

 

By, TJP

Wistful

Old pangs sneak in

Not always in the cover of night

An ache, loneliness

Deep and hollow

Not to be filled by a shared touch

A longing, stretching over a lifetime

Not soothed by laughter

Emptiness, once filled with time

Now feeling the depletion

Of time slipped away

Every day holding hope

Hiding the truth

Letting a smile shine

Praying for that eternal love

Understanding it may never come

Not content with superficial covers

Searching the depths of the soul for an answer

Learning to love herself

By, TJP

 

 

Take Your Time

 

20170516_105911Hope soars in the arms of a friend

Loved just enough to stand up again

Though you are strong

Can stand on your own

With a friend, you’re never alone

When the nightmares of life hold you back

Just take a breath

It’s not an attack

 

Touched by hands gentle and kind

Don’t close your eyes

Open your mind

Pretty words cause feelings and want

Just enough to scatter your thoughts

Walking through life hand in hand

May have never been the plan

Take your time

Sit quietly

With your heart

You’ll start to see

 

By, TJP