Della Perry

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Love's Arms - Poem by Della Perry

Love opened his arms, he welcomed me
Into that warm embrace
But it wasn't enough, not enough for me
I was still part of the race.
I slipped through the fingers, running solidly
Into the darkness ahead.
I didn't look around me
I didn't see my feet
Just days ahead of dread.
Love opened his arms, he welcomed me
Even though I scoffed
He remained there, he took away the fear
He showed he cared.
Yes, love opened his arms, welcomed me into the embrace
The warmth of that love
And I cling on still
With all my might
Thanking the Lord above.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this when contemplating the grief of losing a much loved father, and how my husbands love had helped me to cope with loss.

Comments about Love's Arms by Della Perry

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (7/2/2016 4:01:00 AM)


    he took away the fear
    He showed he cared.
    Yes, love opened his arms, welcomed me into the embrace.. i hold on to that beloved experience. thanking always the Lord above...... uniting a love experience to God Almighty is something great.. and it shows your attitudes which are divine. thank you dear poetess. tony
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  • (5/28/2016 11:35:00 PM)


    Heartiest Congrats on the member Poem of the Day as also for composing such a beautiful poem with deep meaning given by love to life itself. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/28/2016 9:16:00 PM)


    A touching poem expressing mixed human feelings, on one hand grief on a big loss, on the other love asking the human to live for love, as love is immortal, it never dies just changes it's shape. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (5/28/2016 12:17:00 PM)


    The poet's note explains a lot and makes the poem so much easier to understand. Thank you for that, and congratulations on poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (5/28/2016 10:44:00 AM)


    What an amazing poem Fella. Beautiful flow as well. Congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (5/28/2016 8:01:00 AM)


    And I cling on still
    With all my might
    Thanking the Lord above, and that's the right thing to do!
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  • Bharati Nayak (5/28/2016 6:05:00 AM)


    Yes love can wipe away loss of love.A lovely poem, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Agatha Eliza (5/28/2016 5:59:00 AM)


    It's such a beautiful and delicate poem! It radiates so much love, light and warmth. It's something one must read with the open heart, because the wordsthat shaped it came from the heart. Thank you so much for writing it. I'm rating it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Binayak Dutta (5/28/2016 5:10:00 AM)


    very nice poem with strong message, it will be a great pleasure if you take a look at my poems the negatives and crying is good, share your comment (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (5/28/2016 3:31:00 AM)


    A nice poem and congrats Della for the poem of the day........ (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher (5/28/2016 2:01:00 AM)


    Congratulation Della (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/17/2016 5:26:00 PM)


    Thank you for poet's note! !

    Husbands or husband's OR husbands'? Lucky you. Maybe I should have met a guy like that? But, NO! I settled for women, who we all know only take and never give....except more grief. (Kidding of course; Della is probably a different kind of woman from what I've usually experienced.)

    Bri :)
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2015 9:19:00 AM)


    True love is that all need on earth! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (9/4/2015 4:27:00 PM)


    Love is a spiritual experience that affects us profoundly - a voyage of bliss. I like the articulation of the piece and the poet's conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Della. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2015 8:51:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem and excellent display of wit. Good work. God bless you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015



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