Love’s Lightning Colors

Prompt phrase:  “Lightning Colours”


A child’s love can be powerful

Intense, unblemished…and lasting

No matter who it is young heart

Captures, whether real or

Imagined, a stranger, mere

Persona…love unrequited…

At ten, she saw him—

Even in black and white she

Knew he’d be her lifelong hero…

On her 16th birthday he returned

‘Mid lightning colors—her soul

Blazed fiery opal, star sapphire…

For 60 years he was the only man

She loved…Death changed nothing

He remained her timeless

Mythic defender…

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

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