~ A Story of Love's Power ~
Searching through the many books
lined up there in a row -
Old fairy-tales beneath the dust
some read, but long ago...
I briefly skimmed through many there
alas, I put them down -
Still searching for that special book
I continued with a frown...
'Twas then a book fell to the floor
there at my very feet -
I picked it up,"How odd", I thought
and took it to my seat...
It's cover, oh so handsome -
brownish leather, threads of green...
An intricate design thereon
no finer, had I seen...
I sat back in my chair and slowly
sipped my cup of tea -
This gorgeous book there in my lap
beckoning to me...
It seemed to whisper to my hands
"Open me, my love..."
So I turned the page & slowly read
no clue, the contents of...
'Twas as if I'd stepped into a land
of mysterious allure -
What pulled me in & held me there,
I really wasn't sure...
A voice within the pages sweetly
beckoned me along -
To explore the depths & realms therein,
didn't matter right or wrong...
The story led me through a maze
a labyrinth of soul -
The pages were his heart, and as I read
it made him whole...
To look thereon the pictures, was to
see deep in his eyes -
As my hands caressed the pages turning -
I could hear his sighs...
I wandered through, quite overwhelmed
this land of wondrous power -
Breathlessly in ecstasy
I lost track of the hour...
His voice my guide, his touch my map
I delved into him deep -
This storybook of sweet allure
my reading, made him weep...
I found my way into his soul
'twas then he handed me -
A fragile token of his love
to hold eternally...
I fell asleep there in his arms
our journey just begun -
He kissed my lips & promised me
he'd wake me with the sun.
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I felt the warmth against my face
too soon, the morning came -
I'd slept all night there in that chair
calling out his name...
The book lay open in my lap
the pages were all blank -
Realizing now, 'twas just a dream
my heart & hope, both sank.
But then I noticed in my hand
I held a fragile flower -
The token he had given me
to remind me of love's power...
- I had forgotten.
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May 3, 2000
[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 05-04-2000).]