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The Ballad of Two Hearts

A ballad is a poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas. Traditional ballads are typically of unknown authorship, having been passed on orally from one generation to the next.

By C.B. VisionsPublished about a month ago 1 min read
The Ballad of Two Hearts
Photo by Matt Taylor on Unsplash

(written in collaboration with Rick Scary, ©2024)


In Walthamstow's forgotten lanes, where shadows silently creep,

Lies a tale of love and courage, buried secrets to keep,

Sammy, a boy of sixteen, with burdens hard to bear,

In Lloyd Park, he finds solace, amidst the whispering air.


Oh, Lloyd Park, where secrets dwell,

Beneath your trees, our story to tell,

Of Sammy and me, two souls entwined,

In love's embrace, our hearts aligned.


With a drunken father's anger, Sammy faced the night,

But in my tender gaze, he found a guiding light,

Through the maze of doubt and fear, we walked hand in hand,

In Lloyd Park's embrace, we forged a love that would withstand.


Oh, Lloyd Park, where shadows fade,

In your quietude, our love was made,

Sammy and me, in each other's sight,

Found strength to face the darkest night.


As winter's chill descended, our love was put to test,

But against the odds, we stood strong, in each other's nest,

Though shadows of the past still lingered, haunting our dreams,

In Lloyd Park, we found refuge, in love's gentle streams.


Oh, Lloyd Park, where hearts take flight,

In your embrace, we found our light,

Sammy and me, against the odds, we fight,

In love's sweet song, our spirits ignite.


Now as spring awakens, and the world is reborn,

Sammy and my love shines bright, no longer torn,

In Walthamstow's heart, our story will remain,

A ballad of love's triumph over shadows, sung again and again.


Oh, Lloyd Park, where love's dreams reside,

In your sacred groves, we found our stride,

Sammy and me, in love's sweet embrace,

A ballad of courage, hope, and grace.


Thank you for reading. Every feedback is welcomed, so feel free to let me know, how you liked what you just read. And if your time's allowing it, be welcomed to check out my other creations here on vocal.


About the Creator

C.B. Visions

An author, who writes tales of human encounters with nature and wildlife. I dive into the depths of the human psyche, offering an insights into our connection with the world around us, inviting us on a journeys. (Christian Bass)

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