Whisper the Words to a Love Song

LadyBlue, of LadyBlueRose’s Thoughts Into Words, made the following comment to my June 20, 2013 post ‘WALK’-‘DON’T WALK’ (1,000 word flash fiction), “Do you believe if you whisper to no one but the wind for a sign, you can get it in the most unexpected place?”  I responded, “Yes. I may repost the poem Whisper the Words.”  And so I will:

Whisper the Words

They stand looking west,

towards the approaching dusk.

He reaches out for her hand,

fingers slipping, lacing, through hers.

She’s suddenly reminded of a childhood saying;

was he building a chapel, the steeple,

were they the people

gathered inside.

Why?

Measuring his heart,

she asks herself,

will there be a sunrise.

.

Whisper the words to a love song,

whisper.

Let the soft message

silently move across the space between you.

.

Earlier,

when the first rays of morning sun

glanced upon the window,

when the first song of sweet bird singing

weaved its way

to her ear,

sleep so faintly

drifted from eyes of teal.

.

Whisper the words to a love song,

whisper.

.

He said she reads his tears like an angel,

kissing them away.

Holding her in his arms,

she presses

love against his chest.

To him, in life there is nothing more,

all is in the touch of her lips to his.

.

Whisper the words to a love song.

.

They walked four miles;

not always fast,

then, not always slow.

Somewhere,

maybe halfway,

they stopped to watch a clutch of ducks.

Mothers, fathers, unwed ones;

no babies.

She guessed they walked too slow

to watch them grow.

.

Whisper the words and they will speak the truth.

.

They stand looking west,

towards the approaching twilight.

Her fingers slipping from his.

.

(Whisper the Words, copyright, Steven S. Walsky, 2009, all rights reserved)

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