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A Poem by David Lewis Paget

The woman to grace my garden would
Have generous hips and thighs,
Long curling hair and a playful stare
A come hither look in her eyes,
A dimple set in a smiling cheek
And lips that would sometimes pout,
She’d move with grace at a steady pace
And her love would knock me out.

We’d meet at noon by the garden seat
In the shade of an apple tree,
With a plate of scones, and jam and cream
That her hands laid out for me,
We’d read a book in that shady nook
As we ate, drank lemonade,
I’d hold her hand in that magic land
And smile, at the game we played.

Then when the day had begun to cool
I’d wrap her up in a shawl,
Our summer days would begin to fade,
We’d still be there in the Fall,
Our talk would cover a thousand things
But we’d marvel most at life,
That fate had brought us together, she’d
Be proud to be called my wife.

My thoughts still stand in that happy land
As I sit alone in this,
And wonder where she may be out there
For a life, so full of bliss,
I sit and wait by the garden gate
For her form to pass on by,
Our eyes may meet in this dismal street
Until then, I’ll sit and sigh.

David Lewis Paget

© 2017 David Lewis Paget

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A welcome deviation from your signature style. I am glad that no shady characters intruded in this story and unexpected twist. May be that was the twist in tale. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

very well put. some of us are still waiting. i'm wait for that antediluvian, by a hiking trail. very touch thanks!!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Your words somehow remind me of one waiting by the garden gate for a love that shall come and bring them joy, never to leave again.
I can feel the longing in your words. You have the ability to describe not only actual events, tales of lore, but also those that speak of your heart, even as you sit and sigh!

Posted 1 Year Ago

A beautiful love story full of romantic hope.

Posted 1 Year Ago

wow i can perfectly imagine this beautiful woman . and i like like romantic part of reading a book together. lovely piece of work

Posted 1 Year Ago

I liked this woman too. I liked the fine description and hope in the words my friend. Thank you David for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lovely. Your character has such a romantic side that fills the reader with matters of the heart, and the Devine exhalations of the earth. His thoughts "still stand in that happy land" as he stays to wait his fate. Ah, sweet mystery of Life, Master. Barbz

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on May 16, 2017
Last Updated on May 16, 2017
Tags: grace, tree, book, magic


David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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