Fay Slimm.

Would I



Would I

Had I
richly-jewelled crowns
cloaks of silk
and embroidered gowns.

Had I
diamond-set gold rings,
coats of fur
and more for the asking.

Would I
trade life's wealth for spent
nights with thine
heart against mine pressed.



  • The Uneducated O.A.P

    Who needs wealth, it only buys stuff that needs dusting But, as the Beatles sang, money can't buy you love.
    So to answer you question, yes, give it all up in a 2 hearts pressed together beat.
    Great words, Bill

    • Fay Slimm.

      Your comment shows your romantic heart Bill and I thank you for sharing it after reading my few words.

    • Andrew Charles Forrest

      Gold starts cold hearts
      Excellent piece again Fay
      Thank you

      • Fay Slimm.

        My pleasure dear Andrew is to read how deeply words on love sink into readers - your comment is valued and thank you so much for your visit.

      • Goldfinch60

        Love passes all and any type of wealth, if you have love, you have the world.


        • Fay Slimm.

          How true my dear Andy - - - - wealth is such a poor substitute for love which goes on forever.

        • dusk arising

          Long may our reward of fine memories enrich or later years. How powerful are the words we write of yesteryear's endeavours for our hearts relive the passions and the losses time and again as if they were before us and we could reach out and touch. Before the darkness which draws ever nearer cloaks all.
          One of our great prizes in life is our will to place words among the feelings of yesterday that we may be alive in those moments again.

          Your words today are all the more heartfelt as i post "for Julie-Ann" on mps.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes the postings we both did today resonate closely D.A. - - placing words among yesterday's feelings is a great prize for which we writers are so grateful and it delights me that my small contributions can sometimes rouse readers to verse more deeper thoughts . Your visits and comments are always so welcome my friend and sincere thanks coming your way.

          • orchidee

            Good write Fay.

            • Fay Slimm.

              Grateful thanks Orchi both for your visit and your read of my few words today.

            • Neville

              You dont really want me to answer that do ya...

              Simply understated beauty and stacked so perfectly

              I smile deep with the pain, the ache and the beauty of it ...

              • Fay Slimm.

                Really no need for an answer when linked minds think so alike doncha know - - - yet my smile glows with the vibes of your final thoughts on the poem. Big thanks and more for your support mon ami................x

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Angela here - Thnaks for sharing FAY a very wistful Poem about the *Value of Love* ameliorated by a wonderfully wistful Picture. After three years Courtship and three months marriage - to Brian - I feel (as a Lady) I am now - much better prepared to answer all these questions of the Heart ! Would I trade all lifes wealth ~ for one night of what we hve discovered in each other arms - the answer will always be NO NO NO ! Our Love is not for spurning ! Thanks for making us challenge our LOVE - AMEN !

                Blessings - Peace & Joy
                Love Angela & Brian & Smokey !

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Good to know you feel the same way about the value of wealth when compared to real love........... my thanks dear Angela for your visit and most welcome comment.

                • Accidental Poet

                  If a person has unconditional love within their heart, they have more wealth than any money or treasure in the world. This poem you penned Fay is my favorite I've read in a long time.

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