The Ballad

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In your absence
it is my companion
a lover whose passion
fills the room with electricity
who has come home from a war
ragged with raw instinct
who wraps his arms around my waist
and peers into my soul
whose hands stroke my hair
and who leans in to give
a kiss on the forehead
uttering the words
“You’ll never be alone”.

~Melissa Carpenter

www.treasureoftradition.com

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A bibliophile, writer of poety and prose.

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Melissa Carpenter

Melissa Carpenter

A bibliophile, writer of poety and prose.

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