Love and Truth

Love and Truth
by sharon jean McCormick spivak
Feb. 6, 2021
We loved with passion for a time.
Together intertwined as one.
Our love rhapsodically divine,
So deeply felt it left us blind,
To time and truth which now had come.

We fought that Truth as best we could,
Attempts to push it far away,
Into, perhaps, a distant wood,
Away from love “misunderstood”
But Truth would not be long delayed.

Alas, we stood across the room,
He held belongings in his hand.
We stood in silence - in a tomb,
Where once we’d felt our new love bloom,
Not realizing where we’d land.

The day he left we both shed tears,
Each facing truths we’d come to know.
If only Truth weren't quite so clear,
I watched him ‘till he disappeared,
Amidst the newly falling snow.

About this poem

I wrote this poem in an attempt to use the poetic style of Robert Frost’s THE ROAD NOT TAKEN and to capture a memory long past.

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Written on February 06, 2021

Submitted by Sharon.spivak on August 29, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 756
Words 158
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 5, 5, 5

Sharon McCormick Spivak

Poetry is in my blood. I’ve been writing poems since childhood. I had a 23 year career as a Registered Nurse, then left Nursing in 1998 and returned to college where I earned a BA in Jewish Studies. Since graduation in 2021, I have worked as a Jewish Educator. Today I’m a “mostly” retired Jewish Educator who teaches Beginner Hebrew and Jewish Themed Art one morning a week. The rest of my time I spend in my studio “creating!” I create Custom Greeting Cards, Mixed Media Art, Zentangle-esque Art, Jewelry, Stories, Poems and more. Most of my HAPPY TIME is spent creating! I am also the President of our Condo Association Board of Directors and a brand new Bubbe (grandmother!). I live in Southern New Hampshire with my husband, Jerry of 46 years near our two adult sons. I have a wonderful life! more…

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