The Tether Between Us
joins at the silver bell
AT HOME, thinking that;
I'd tumble down a coal mine,
I'd leap into a well.
To be sitting in the cold back room,
Back in the Silver Bell.
While all the others mingled,
At a party for our friends,
Our eyes wandered from across the room;
And found the other's lens.
The music bounced and sang so loud,
We couldn't say the lines,
That love wrote for the look we shared;
But words can be landmines.
A shy boy dared not cross the floor-
Who left the words unspoken.
Why die in the first battle of a war-
Spend forever after broken?
When midnight drained the Silver Bell,
We left: alone, together,
And chalked the paths that led away
A line that was our tether.
When morning came we rose and shone;
Tugged the other to our arms,
And on the street outside the Silver Bell,
We joined forever at the palms.
About the author
Novelist (writing as LJ Denholm) - Under Rand Farm - available in paperback via Amazon and *FREE* via Kindle Unlimited!
Short story writer - Mr. Threadbare, Farmer Young et al
Humour writer - NewsThump, BBC Comedy.
Kids' writer - TBC!