Lisa Stewart


Lisa Stewart

I Am Betrothed

                                              I am betrothed - still,
                                              lest you should cast me
                                              from your will -
                                              I shall wait - forever
                                              within these garden walls.

                                              Through days
                                                                  and nights
                                              in this dress that I have worn
                                              since that summer, when we met
                                              and you told me
                                                                        that you knew
                                              you had always known
                                                                 that I was the one.

                                              When we lay beneath
                                              the silent tree
                                              and Orpheus inspired the
                                                               air with love.

                                              I am betrothed - still,
                                              yet my heart is shaded.
                                              The hours of pain
                                                      render my body -
                                                                            weak.

                                              As I watch the seasons pass;
                                              the flowers -
                                                                            wither.
                                              And lay in the cold white snow -
                                              as frozen as my soul.

                                              I am betrothed - still,
                                              lest you should cast me
                                              from your will
                                              I shall wait - forever
                                              within these garden walls.

                                               In the hope that one day
                                                               you shall return.


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