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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Held Your Strength...

With grace you tenderly caught my tears,
let them trickle across your palm.
With pride you held the strength
of the world in the other hand.

And with each moment, through the years,
we nurtured each other like psalm.
Held tight insuring we could go the length,
forever, to be one we stand.

Yet quietly, slipping silently through mirrors,
the days soothed like aching balm.
Slipping past, beyond, out of arm's length,
like a shell buried deep within the sand.

Til one day at last, had to face all fears,
letting my soul come to rest, be calm.
For lost from all my being it's strength,
when left to live my days upon this arid land.

Through grace I tenderly caught your tears,
let them trickle across my palm.
With pride I held your strength
for the world in my other hand.

Petrina Lesko
October 2011

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Claudia said...

very reflective piece petrina and tenderly written...holding your strength is a great image

kaykuala said...

It is that tender moment when we hold hands and confide our sorrows with each other. It is what comes after emotionally as one that just cannot be described. But you did it beautifully!


John McElveen said...

"we nurtured each other like psalm."



Brian Miller said...

to me this is the great circle of love and life...we being there for eachother...sometimes strong, sometimes held...

Mary Ann Potter said...

This is so lovely. Strength and tears so often mingle.

Nick Rolynd said...

What a sweet poem. A hint of melancholy surrounded by warmth. Great piece. =)

- Nick

Beachanny said...

A poem about caring and pain. Sometimes it's all we can do and you do it tenderly here. Well done.

jaerose said...

'nurtured each other like a psalm'..what a beautiful line..Jae

hedgewitch said...

What brian said--a circle that fulfills itself.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful... I have an award for you at my wordpress blog:


Andy said...

My first time visiting from dVerse Poets Pub.

This is tender & sad but perfect in every way. Love the imagery of completeness.

Very nicely expressed.

Thanks for sharing.

The Last Kiss

Natasha said...

You fooled us on the dVerse Page in thinking this would not be much...this is wonderful! Beautiful and sad all at the same time. A wonderfully weaved journey! Bravo :)

Kay L. Davies said...

This is beautiful: heartwarming, heartrending, and heartbreaking, all at once.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

ds said...

Lovely. Thank you.

Morning said...

very beautiful piece.

Morning said...

very beautiful piece.

Anonymous said...

An incredibly touching, beautiful piece... A story of life long love.... sad too, though you didn't say that she was living her days alone... I inferred it..

Pondside said...

This was beautiful, and spoke to me in a special way.
I'm sorry to read that you are facing some grueling weeks. I hope that your poetry helps you through this time.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

A beautiful write.

Anna :o]

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful and melancholy piece, lovely images.

Kalyan said...

lovely lines...nicely crafted words!

Lolamouse said...

You've described such a beautiful and reciprocal relationship. Lovely.

anthonynorth said...

Some beautiful lines in this. lovely.

L.L. Barkat said...

i love the sound of "slipping silently through mirrors"


The Old Raven said...

This great loss shared is made even more poignant buy the fist and last stanzas being a repetition.

Nicholas V. said...

Beautiful poem!

Anonymous said...

do like how this piece came full circle... a depth of love many will never experience