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Til Death Do Us Part

What's love got to do with it? Everything.

By Randy BakerPublished 13 days ago Updated 12 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
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In the murmur of a dim-lit church,

where incense clings to ancient prayers,

we stood, crowned in glory,

vowing in anxious whispers

that stirred the flames of our candles.


Our love, wrapped in the ivory lace of optimism,

promising forever in every beat of the heart,

sealed with the twist of our golden bands,

soft as that first marital kiss,

fragile as the rose petals carpeting the aisle.


The years rolled by like verdant hills

With its ups and downs —

bright days bathed in pure sunlight,

nights when tears poured like rain,

but rich and bountiful beneath it all.


We danced in kitchens, barefoot,

to the rhythm of our laughter,

and in twilight’s hush,

we spoke a silent language

learned through gentle brush of fingertips.


With each wrinkle and silver strand,

our bond deepened and grew,

etched like the well-worn palms,

of our clasped, but aging hands.

All reflected in our still twinkling eyes.


When that final dusk claimed you,

sorrow could not rob me of your beauty,

for in the stillness of your ending hours,

I heard the words echo, “til death do us part”

—a promise kept.

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Randy Baker

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  • ROCK 4 days ago

    Damn Randy, you made ole ROCK cry. This sums up good love and a lifetime with ferocious sensitivity. Congratulations! More please!

  • Anna 9 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • Shirley Belk10 days ago

    I loved dancing barefoot in the kitchen...perhaps the most beautiful and intimate thing I've read in some time!

  • Heather Zieffle 10 days ago

    Such a beautiful poem! Nicely done and congrats on Top Story, well deserved!

  • Suzii~10 days ago

    A wonderful poem beautiful written. Great job~ ^^

  • Ameer Bibi11 days ago

    "Til Death Do Us Part" is an emotional tribute to the path of a lifelong relationship, capturing a couple's everlasting love and commitment. It must be a top story, congratulations on well deserve title of TS.

  • Robyn Little11 days ago

    I love it!

  • Gloria Penelope11 days ago

    Nice and relatable. Congratulations on top story!

  • The Dani Writer11 days ago

    My, my, MY!!! That is one beautiFULL poem Randy! I enjoy the simple pure lines of truth from what seems like a bygone era. Congratulations on this poem being featured!

  • Stirring stuff and heartfelt. Beautifully written and congratulations on a deserved TS Randy

  • JBaz12 days ago

    ‘etched like the well-worn palms, of our clasped, but aging hands.’ This line reached out to me. Wow , so many wonderful lines that make this piece brilliant Congratulations

  • Very emotional and very relatable piece great job

  • BrettNotGreg12 days ago

    Very well-written and great imagery!

  • learned through gentle brush of fingertips. What a beautiful line. Congratulations on Top story for such a wonderful poem

  • Christy Munson13 days ago

    Lucious lines, Randy. I applaud: "wrapped in the ivory lace of optimism". So profound and deceptively simple. Lays it all bare. Love it.

  • D.K. Shepard13 days ago

    This is stunningly beautiful! I got a little teary at the last stanza. Grounded in such clear particulars and soaring in its sentiment! Loved it!

  • Subtle yet powerful. You did a great job with this Randy. I love the language and the format. Excellent work!

  • Hannah Moore13 days ago

    You've made this death beautiful by framing it in its life.

  • Andrea Corwin 13 days ago

    Aww this is such a sweet magnificent poem!! ❤️❤️

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