F. J. Thomas

The Last Architect

Within his arms I am kept whole
Echoes of my pain resonate
He holds me close; he quells the hate

Catching each tear he makes a mold
Refusing to let go, he waits
Holding tighter, defying fate

Each piece he joins; those that life stole
Breathing strength through me, I exhale
His hold still firm; my heart still frail

Splintered shards fused; a complete soul
I stand once again and breathe life
Once more his lover, friend, and wife

Within in his arms I am kept whole
Catching each tear he makes a mold
Each piece he joins; those that life stole
Splintered shards fused; a complete soul


Submitted: Monday, June 09, 2014

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A dedication to the Architect I married. The only
one; The Last one.

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  • Khairul Ahsan (7/25/2014 9:12:00 AM)

    The title is eye catching. Each line of the four triplets kept me spellbound as I went through, completely fascinated!
    'Breathing strength through me, I exhale' - is an excellent expression!
    The four lined last stanza summarizes the poem so well! And the last line:
    'Splintered shards fused; a complete soul' - is really the icing on the cake. (Report) Reply

    F. J. Thomas (7/28/2014 1:41:00 PM)

    Thank you again Khairul; this is a close one too me.

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/9/2014 8:42:00 AM)

    a complete soul, I like it, thanks. go on.
    please read my poems and say something. (Report) Reply

    F. J. Thomas (6/11/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    I'm glad you enjoyed it; thank you Gajanan

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