The 1973 Shoe Box Letters (A Poem)

The 1973 Shoe Box Letters
short of death
shall ever part me from those letters.
Not even the divorce.
Threads of life and hope
woven tight against despair.
I’ve been there
and through it.
At least I know now
that relationships end
with a series of happy endings



About Ellespeth

I'm a poet. Sometimes I write stories and other nonsense. Ellespeth

4 comments on “The 1973 Shoe Box Letters (A Poem)

  1. This is really beautiful. Made me cry when I read it! Its just sad now, that most ‘letters’ are all virtual. No real paper and ink. Not things that can be held and cherished forever. And virtual conversations are so easily lost or deleted…

    • It’s time to bring back paper and ink letters and slow down a bit! But I know what you mean…saved letters can be cherished. On the other hand one can print out emails and glue them to lovely papers and save them in a treasure box on binder. Thanks for your comment, Briana…I was probably around your age when I saved the 1973 Shhoe Box letters and they are still in the same shoe box tied with beige lace. ***hugs***

      • I agree!
        And that’s true. I wish I had thought of printing off some emails that a man I knew had sent me. But after I had a falling out with him, the good and the bad was deleted. 😦

  2. Reblogged this on When I Became an Author and commented:

    This is such a beautiful poem.

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