WL Schuett

Captive Oaths

the sunlight plunges 

in the early hours shadows cast 

rustling down through the leaves 

for friends now and forever past 


inside a quiet cobwebbed room 

lies many lessons to be learned 

shelves of books , Persian rugs 

a row of candles softly burned 


candle wax truly looks like tears 

my fallen thoughts were broken 

spiraling, howling through the years 

volumes of words left unspoken 


captive, prisoners of harmony 

a remarkable pact , a covenant of love 

the truths held within our hearts 

solid , invincible wrought from above 


what we hold captive 

a hearts promise fair and just 

no reward offered , or ransom paid 

a sacred oath to love and trust 


  • malubotelho

    Very beautiful poem and a great paint. I've felt myself thinking about your written words. Took me away. Nice work.

    • WL Schuett

      Thanks Malu I am glad you felt something

    • myself and me

      Your painting is always amazing.
      what we hold captive
      a hearts promise fair and just
      no reward offered , or ransom paid
      a sacred oath to love and trust "
      This is all friendship about. Love it.

      • WL Schuett

        Thanks M&M I am glad you got the poem

      • Michael Edwards

        Great work

      • Goldfinch60

        Very good write, we can all capture things within us.

        Wonderful painting.

      • George C. Biester

        Very nice.

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