Cross

Coventry Cross of Nails - Mellon Bay - Washing...

Coventry Cross of Nails – Mellon Bay – Washington National Cathedral – 2012-09-13 (Photo credit: Tim Evanson)

There’s a cross on the wall
Just where the afternoon shadows
Rise and fall

There’s a prayer in the heart
Just when hope through misery
Struggles to start

There’s a child in the arms
Of a parent who will shelter
Innocence from harm

There’s a photo on the case
To prove that love and laughter
Always has a place

There’s a cross on the wall
Which points now to a memory
I never can recall

There’s a place in my heart
Where someday if you visit
Possibility may start

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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14 Responses to Cross

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Splendid poetry!

  2. Beautiful. I like the last line and hope the message got to whoever you intended.

  3. Ray says:

    I like this one. So optimistically ended.

  4. Jade Reyner says:

    Stunning. I love the lines –

    There’s a child in the arms
    Of a parent who will shelter
    Innocence from harm

    Really felt those words. 🙂

  5. lovely Helen, so much heartfelt sentiment, again a sense of a longing within these lines.

  6. This just might be the best piece of poetry that I’ve read on WordPress. Yup, it surely is. It’s official. I hope you do not mind if I reblog this. I think my few followers will enjoy this as much as I do.

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