Posted in Poetry, Prose

And Still She Loved

The smile hid the turmoil inside.

She loved deeply; unaware of any other choice.  The void within was a constant thing.  She expected it.  Could find nothing to fill it.

So she loved harder.

Her heart reached out, in search of the light that could fill it.  Darkness descended each time, choking her heart.  Her heart wavered.

She felt beaten.

She held her heart carefully and built it up like a fortress.  The walls, thick.  The locks, secure.

Still she loved.  Her belief in the light faltered, but held true.

The darkness was repelled.

The light filled her to overflowing.  Her love finally returned.

She loved.

Despite it all, she loved.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

*Day 15 of my 30 day post-a-day challenge. 🙂   (I’m at the half-way mark!) 


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

7 thoughts on “And Still She Loved

  1. This is very moving! When I love, I love deeoky, totally and unconditionally. It’s the only way I know. Have I been hurt? Hell yes, but I don’t give up. It’s the only way I know. Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of my first wife’s passing. It will be a day of loving remembrance. ☺😢💛


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