Love Beyond War’s Destiny
by Talin Mari
There are love stories that last a lifetime,
Our love story has stayed true to the heart’s chime.
When I met you, your eyes studied me,
The softness of your iris blended with the blue sea.
The moments we shared were timeless,
Walking among the evergreens with a soft caress.
The leaves embracing our every stride,
Fondly, we found our way to the park bench satisfied.
Your soft lips,
Your gentle touch,
Your endless embrace,
Love with infinite chimes.
Gently holding my hands masked with tears,
You told me you would depart for only a few years.
The love burning inside me feeling despair,
Knowing that you would never return from warfare.
The skies were covered with red smoke,
The evergreens that transformed into veins broke.
Blood dripped to the floor with reality,
Knowing that your doomed fate was a possibility.
Tragedy haunted me,
Tragedy destroyed my soul,
Tragedy created my warped destiny.
I held your hand as you kissed me goodbye,
My love story had become an incomplete lullaby.
Slowly you slid your hand away from mine,
Realizing that you had to leave for war this time.
I fell to the floor marked by my red tears,
The skies darkened as I became limp with fears.
My heart beat faster as I knew your destiny,
Becoming one with mine as we reunited eternally.
Love in the evergreens,
Love fallen, but found,
Love with its chime.
Love, only love…