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The Tether Between Us

by jamie harding 9 months ago in love poems
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joins at the silver bell

The Tether Between Us
Photo by Raphael Nast on Unsplash

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.

love poems

About the author

jamie harding

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!

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