Letters from long ago...
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aqsamustafaWattpad writer and student eternal
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Letters from long ago cut through your heart sharper than a knife, burn hotter than fire and sting worse than a bee... So you agree?

Letters from long ago...

by aqsamustafa

Reading letters from long ago,

From friends unseen and sweethearts unheard,

From the brow of past a pearl chosen,

From the boughs of Shadow an apple plucked.

They wrote in long, loquacious lines,

Of secrets shared and laughter laughed,

Of strings of rosy, giggling smiles,

A bright, bright twinkle in those pearly eyes.

Words flowed easy in those long lost days,

Of love and yearning, pacts and vows,

Promises made with unchecked abandon,

Oaths sworn on a nebulous tomorrow.

Now only silence reigns profound,

In your heart and on those wrinkled pages,

Those friends are long, and yet longer, gone,

Their words only foreign ears perceive.

Put a hand on your bleeding heart,

Stem the flow and quench the wound,

The letters gibber an inarticulate symphony,

Listen...and don't respond.

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
@aqsamustafa Through writing and publishing, we will leave our children and their children a priceless legacy.

aqsamustafaBronze CommaWattpad writer and student eternal
7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil thank you so much! I think the only time you finally see how important letters and memories are is after u lose the person who gave them to you. Texts and mail usually just end up deletes. But letters stay if you keep them. It's a bittersweet thing, really...

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
I think letters written pen and ink on paper. Glowing phrases, promises of eternal love, and secret heartbreak documented on certificates delivered by the federal government. I loved your post. Your words brought back times gone by when there was no electronic mail. When I was 28 yrs old I was given my great great great grandfather's letters home during the civil war. What a treasure. Great post!!!!

aqsamustafaBronze CommaWattpad writer and student eternal
7 months agoReply
@shana hey, thanks... I do too. Ergo this poem. They are really bittersweet thing, letters. I can never decide if I like them or not.

shanaSilver CommaCommunity member
7 months agoReply
wow this is really interesting. i often read old letters and cry tears. i love the repetition of image that you use here. fascinating!