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

Modified by lisacampbell29 on June 23, 2022

1:06 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,056
Words 223
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 5, 4, 6, 4, 4

Lisa Campbell

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

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  • karlcfolkes
    A down-to-earth poem about the nuts and bolts of enduring love in its sincere honest form without pretension.
    LikeReply 27 months ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment on my poem! Much appreciated. Take care,Lisa
      LikeReply7 months ago
  • annadenise7777
    That is profoundly beautiful…. Relationship of love and Covenant!
    LikeReply 27 months ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you so very much for your comments on To The Dirt! I loved writing it. Take care, Lisa
      LikeReply7 months ago
  • dougb.72572
    This is love unstoppable. Heroic it seems, but actually near effortless because of the dynamo of Covenant and shared travel accomplished. God instills such unconditional attachment and stamina. This baby gets the five star, Lisa…Douglas Blair 
    LikeReply 18 months ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Than you very much for reading To The Dirt. I loved writing this poem. It spoke to me and thru me. So glad that you like it. Best, Lisa
      LikeReply8 months ago
  • teril
    Had to sit in silence for a moment after reading your poem. It is beautiful; it is sad and respectful and loving.
    LikeReply 110 months ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate that you took the time to comment on this poem. It was written from the heart. Take care, Lisa
      LikeReply10 months ago
  • rnadc
    Goddamn, that hurts.
    Nice work
    LikeReply 21 year ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you very much. I am so glad you like it!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    I have to repeat this poem is a classic among classics ! Indeed it is a wedding vow with no ending !
    Love conquers all even to the outermost !
    Lisa we need more of your poems please !
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • lisacampbell29
      You are always so very kind!! Thank you. I am working on a few poems. Hope to be done soon. Take care, Lisa.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    This is so touching. Loyalty from a life lived with love. Beautiful.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$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 !
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you so much for liking the poem! I am glad you felt something after reading it. Take care, Lisa
      LikeReply1 year ago


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