General Poetry posted November 29, 2016


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When dreams die before they've begun

A future lost

by Gladys2013

Tears
brimming
from worn eyes
were never meant
to paint his tombstone.
Not yet, not without her
Wagon trails traced their new start
Wooden stakes driven by promise
Blueprints for a crib...any day now
Maybe...but first, she must bury their vows


Etheree Poetry contest entry


This is a poem derived from one of the first scenes in the movie adaptation of the book "Love Comes Softly" by Janette Oke. Protagonist Marty and her new husband set on a wagon trail to start a new life out west. But only a day after finding their land, he gets into an accident with his horse and dies. The photo is taken from the movie. The weariness in her eyes concerning what has happened and what she has to do now spoke volumes to me. I can't imagine losing someone so soon after exchanging the promises in marriage and making plans for a new life and family. Anyway, this poem is dedicated to that story. As much as I like its relation to the movie, I do hope you all can see this poem standing on its own to represent any pioneer woman facing these struggles. The movie is great and I highly recommend it! It's one in a series of seven or eight so check them out.
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