Embers & I hear her Smile




Is what I feel deep in my heart

the love I pledged so long ago

the promise we will never part

said with joy and face aglow


or is the fire slowly dying

losing its ferociousness and heat

the soul resigned to silent crying

shuffling down a lonely street


now, remnant embers faintly glow

memories of fire fierce and hot

retaining heat to let me know

you still are all I ever sought



I hear her Smile


I heard her radiant


floating across the dark


tasted her earnest


sweetly on my lips


felt her body


deep inside mine


saw her sweet


in swirling color



a fabulous bouquet of senses

  • Author: Alfred Peyer (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 5th, 2021 23:13
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 38


  • Doggerel Dave

    Don't normally comment on love poems Fred... Yours came to my notice owing to it's position on the list.
    Nice juxtaposition of two aspects of a long term relationship.
    Found third stanza of Embers particularly true and poignant.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks Dave, for replying anyway! Yes, that third stanza is kind of like I feel. When one has been together for nearly fifty years, one has to be grateful for at least a little bit of 'heat'.

    • Goldfinch60

      Two good ones Fred. I am putting a love poem up as well today.


      • FredPeyer

        Thanks Andy, have not seen it yet, but will!

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Nice words 🙂 liked reading

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks so much yellowrose!

        • orchidee

          Good writes Fred.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks orchie, you of all people should know how it feels in old age. What are you now, something like a thousand years old?

            • orchidee

              Yep! Thanks Fred. lol.

            • dusk arising

              True love lives on within us. But what does it make of us.... all we have is to follow our honest emotion. Led by our poetic heart.
              A great emotional write Fred.

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you d a, like that 'led by our poetic heart'!

              • SureshG

                Memories transformed as minds sense perception, just as your words

                • FredPeyer

                  Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

                • Neville

                  write said Ned to Fred ... two for the price of one ... great value and both very much enjoyed sir .. n truly ... Neville

                • FredPeyer

                  LOL, and I can give you a discount as well! Thanks so much Neville!

                  • Neville

                    I very rarely ... and I do mean very rarely indeed comment more than once on a single page .. but this one/two was more than worthy ...

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