Sonnet 214

What is true love? Perhaps not ever after;
Does it survive beyond the beating heart?
When souls dissolve into thin vapored matter
Does love so tarry or with souls depart?
What essence yet lives on in memory
To tempt sweet tears or smiles thought may bring,
And when dear voices into darkness flee,
What forces raise their echoes on the wind?
Does love then fade like music in a room
Or yet like perfume on a bridal gown,
Evanesce as light trapped in a tomb
Or wane like haunting bagpipe dirges blown?
In hope love lingers ever and beyond,
So says my prayers here captured in this song.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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