Posted in Poetry

Make Me a Promise


Make me a promise

Share with me 
your dreams 
your words 
and your heart 

Promise that 
you'll see me 
as I am 
not 
as you hope me to be  

Promise 
you'll hold my hand 
and my heart 
tenderly 

That you'll kiss me 
always
as you do today 

Promise that our nights 
on the riverbank 
will cool our skin 
but not our fervor 

Promise to be mine 
always 

Make me a promise

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson

*This was inspired by a beautiful poem by 
Charles Lindholm called "Promise Me".   
Posted in Poetry

Back Then


Yesterday's ink 
gives a view 
into my thoughts 
of you 
back then  

Back then 
I knew 
what love was 

or thought I did 

Back then, 
tomorrow
seemed 
such a long way off  

Today's view 
has been tarnished 
by the 
soot 
on the panes of glass  

Smoke 
from the fire 
that once burned 
in my heart   

For you  

Back then

Copyright (2021) Penny Wilson