Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

Evermore July 20, 2011

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 3:16 am

To my beloved, Lauren Major.



I want my love to be eternal

As the moon and the stars

Burn as brightly as the sun

Held in human jars



I want you by my side

In peace time or in war

Whisper in my ear

“I will love you evermore”



It is you that makes life lovely

The reason that I glow

I will never leave you

My heart will always show



I will be your constant

Never shaken at our core

In the silent eye of storm, whisper

“I will love you evermore”



Press you to my chest

Preserve you on my heart

Pin you to my memories

So we can never be apart



When life is crushing in

And worries make you sore

I will lift the burden, whisper

“I will love you evermore”



In old age with our wrinkles

You will sag sage with wisdom

And I’ll caress the laugh lines

For they prove that we have lived some



In our rocking chairs we’ll sit

As present turns to yore

Holding hands we whisper

“I will love you evermore”



(c) Lauren Otheim – 2011