Granite to Mist: A Poem

I used to say

Love was not meant to be

Just fine

Love was meant to be one thing,


Thinking I would carve these words

In granite

Below a statue

Of us

Entwined in embrace

Forever merged

As one.

Then I learned that

Love is not carved in stone

But in mist

And can dissipate

As easily as rain

In harsh sun .


The author of The Pharaoh’s Cry,  Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky from the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles,  as well as the middle-grade Forest Secrets. Laurie Woodward  co-wrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she 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 on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at