Paul Warren

Gold Star - 66,812 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Love - The Lifelong Love - Poem by Paul Warren

They were young and in love forever
In Blantyre town for each other they did treasure
Their family grew and he became it's patriarch
She was the mother whose love ensured they were a family apart

Each of the seven children were part of their collective soul
As their life together near the Clyde River did roll
Until one day they decided to migrate to Australia
And they took their family to South Australia risking failure

But they built their life in Whyalla town where he built ships
And the family grew to adulthood in their individual clips
As time went by they spread around Australia to other states
Building their lives with the principles their parents would relate

But all stories have an end and theirs came when cancer struck
And William fought a fight with all that he could muster in his pluck
The insidious disease took him whilst the family gathered
Elizabeth grieved with her family as his life to them greatly mattered

So the time went on and she fretted for her lost love
With her longing for him became for her a tight fitting glove
She went back home to Scotland's ground
But she couldn't stay even with her brothers and sisters round

So she came back to Australia but couldn't settle down
Visiting her children was her only joy that came around
But life had one more twist for her life to occur
And she became sick whilst visiting a daughter once more

Whilst the family gathered to support her again
She died over night in her room as this story starts to end
So they had her funeral and the grief was raw
And the eldest son took their ashes to Blantyre together once more

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The story of a couple who migrated from Scotland to South Australia.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/27/2015 8:26:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem on love topic shared with wise mind. Interesting and thoughtful.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 27, 2015

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