Petals of rose sumptuously sewn
she was ravishingly gowned
her arms patting solicitude to her heart
embellished with pearls that glinted
her teary eyes danced beyond the fields and yonder
she was anxious…
his lips had brushed hers goodbye
the querulous weeds yelled paroxysm of despair
it wasn't just torrid love…..or she had thought
the wooden railing offered support
but the wait was long
her quivering lips…her svelte body….felt weary
yet she waited….and always in the gown he gave….
of red roses and cherries
that exuded his love….
he would return…she knew…