The price of love

The price of love

Love is given freely,
it gets inside your heart.
It doesn’t require payment
until the day you part.

Those cherished little memories,
the sweetness of a kiss.
The hugs and reassurance
are all the things we miss.

It all is finely balanced
and the stronger it may be,
defines the final balance
pain deeper than the sea.

So let your love consume you,
take pleasure in each breath.
Until the final curtain,
the searing pain of death.

If you accept it freely
it will wrap you in it’s glow.
So when you have to leave love
it will find a place to go.

For grief will show no mercy
it will take up your tomorrow,
and drown you in a whirlpool
full of loss and sorrow.

But your love will last forever,
it will never go away.
The times you had together
are in your heart to stay.

And you must keep on going,
keeping walking through the storm.
And hold on to those memories
and let them keep you warm.

And when you’re feeling lonely,
and you’re feeling left behind.
Remember how he loved you
and to yourself be kind.

Jan Millward©

About the author

janm
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I live in a tied cottage on a farm in rural Dorset. I work as an activity coordinator in a local care home, organising everything from visiting donkeys to trips out to the seaside! I have always been involved in agriculture. I love travelling, gardening , reading and I also have taken to writing poetry. I have just published my 3rd book which is something I have always wanted to do! My books are available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Millward/e/B0189K8IT2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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jasmine7
6th Jul 2017
1
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What a lovely poem.It has brought me comfort as i lost my husband a couple of years ago Your words are beautiful.It has me think.Now i know i Thank you have to carry on and not give up.
Wilf
24th Jun 2017
1
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Libbygayler
24th Jun 2017
1
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Sums it up beautifully
AnnM51
24th Jun 2017
2
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I love this and want to buy the book which it is in. Is it Gentle Sweet Reminders?
janm
7th Jul 2017
0
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Hi Ann, this is a new poem and not in one of my books (yet!) So glad you liked it
wallace38
24th Jun 2017
2
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Beautiful. My husband always said Love you always have, always shall. Although he is,sadly, no longer with me I feel his love.
JulieR64
24th Jun 2017
2
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Thank you so much for this beautiful poem ... Sooooo lovely and really touched my heart ...
wallers2
24th Jun 2017
2
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How do you do it?! Straight from the heart & so poignant. I love it.
Kes
17th Jun 2017
3
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Beautifully written Jan. Such deep and meaningful words of love, life and loss.

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