What's your lasting impression of my poem?
I held her close and kissed her nape,
Her head lay back over my arm,
My embrace was tight, she wouldn’t escape,
All was quiet there was no alarm.
The night was still and the moon so bright
As we lay in the grass on the bank
The fire shown on her, a beautiful sight,
I had only the good Lord to thank.
I raised her head and touched her lips
With my own in a lingering kiss.
I caressed her cool cheek with my fingertips,
There would never be a moment like this.
I lifted her up and cradled her weight,
My thoughts were but of her love,
The side beached car had sealed her fate,
As the flames danced on the road above.
-by Dennis Sheron