Sublime Love: A Poem

I had a sublime love once,

A love of salt and sea and skin

A love where every song was him

And poetry filled my heart.

 

I had a sublime lover once

One who gently brushed my cheek

With the back of his hand

And whose lips quivered

As he taught me who I could be.

 

I had a sublime marriage once,

One that had me dancing from room to room

And singing off key

To babes as beautiful as life.

 

I had a sublime friend once,

Who stood at my shoulder

With words of comfort

As we created home, and art, and family.

 

I had a sublime eternity once

With a statue in transcendent embrace

Watching over graves with the etched words,

Love was not meant to be just fine.

Love was meant to be one thing,

Sublime.

 

But all  that was long ago.

 

(Photo of The Kiss by Auguste Rodin)

 

Laurie Woodward is the author of  several novels including Forest Secrets, and the fantasy series The Artania ChroniclesShe also cowrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet,  and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes her novels on the Central Coast of California.

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