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To The Dirt



For 55 years it’s been you and me
We created a beautiful life
And three children that are loved beyond words
So blessed and happy

Now you sit and stare out the window
Family photos kept on your lap
Time is lost and doesn’t matter
Past and present mix together
The future slipping into the ether

If you forget me
I will tell you the story of us
And I will hold you close
In the darkest of night
Until the sun comes up

All the things you like to do
So simple, perhaps ordinary
They are the most beautiful
And I will do them for you

I will play your favorite songs
Finish reading that book you couldn’t put down
I will walk in the rain
Have a glass of pink rose’
Look for wheat pennies in the change jar
Make a wish on a shooting star

I braid your hair with ribbon you saved from our wedding day
I place in your hands a single dried flower from your bouquet
Living with you was so very easy
Letting go, Impossible

I made a vow to you then and honor it now
For our time together here on earth
I love you always
It’s you and me to the dirt

About this poem

This poem is about life and love.

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Written on June 23, 2022

Submitted by lisacampbell29 on June 23, 2022

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Lisa Campbell

I am 56 years old. I love to write poems, short stories and lyrics. more…

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4 Comments
  • rnadc
    Goddamn, that hurts.
    Nice work
    LikeReplyReport 213 days ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you very much. I am so glad you like it!
      LikeReplyReport13 days ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    I have to repeat this poem is a classic among classics ! Indeed it is a wedding vow with no ending !
    Love conquers all even to the outermost !
    Lisa we need more of your poems please !
    LikeReplyReport2 months ago
    • lisacampbell29
      You are always so very kind!! Thank you. I am working on a few poems. Hope to be done soon. Take care, Lisa.
      LikeReplyReport2 months ago
  • Soulwriter
    This is so touching. Loyalty from a life lived with love. Beautiful.
    LikeReplyReport2 months ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    What a lovely poem about true love ! To have lived a life like that makes it all worthwhile. Life's memories like this is what it is all about !
    Thankyou again, it tugged on my heart !
    LikeReplyReport3 months ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you so much for liking the poem! I am glad you felt something after reading it. Take care, Lisa
      LikeReplyReport3 months ago

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