my poem “with this ring I promise you” up at Free Verse Revolution #poetry #short prose #published

with this ring
I promise you
I will erase the shadows of the slave trade
locked in the heat of samba in the nights of carnival
coins put on the eyes of dead at funerals
-forgotten tickets of the unforgotten..

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@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M)

72 thoughts on “my poem “with this ring I promise you” up at Free Verse Revolution #poetry #short prose #published

    1. Oh, Eric. You are so good to me. Thank you so much.
      Enjoy your afternoon tea. It’s coming up soon. πŸ™‚

  1. This showcased pure and true love! I totally got into the feel of it….and the icing on the cake was that I was listening to a Sufi music while reading it…just pure bliss😘

    1. It does, doesn’t it? Thank you for saying that. It is a big compliment. I am very grateful to you.

    1. Bo, you are too kind, You really are. You made me blush. Thank you.
      I hope your evening is going great. Hugs to everyone. The first one goes to B πŸ™‚

    1. I am not sure everyone should do what I do. Anyway thank you for reading and commenting, dear.

      1. Oh, you are so kind my dear. Thank you very much. Yes, it’s still day here. You have a wonderful evening.

    1. Oh, how sweet Gina. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for sharing πŸ’•πŸŒΈβ€οΈ

      1. I am grateful for every word of support that comes from you. Sometimes I think the very distant memory is me.
        Have a beautiful and blessed day Gina.🌸

  2. The romance of this is breathtaking dear Gabriela, a true testimony to the power of love, so vividly and beautifully illustrated. In fact, I got the feeling of a painting as I read this, and imagined it being read at a wedding. That moon, dripping blueberry honey, the purple sunset lamented by the sea

    β€œwith this ring
    made from the muscle of my lively heart
    I promise I will love you till the end
    when you will travel the whole earth
    in search of that which is the scent of me”

    So so gorgeous
    (Chocs, flowers and blueberry honey)

    1. Sweetheart, you made my day. Beautiful words, hugs and friendship coming from accord the ocean. Rays of sunshine in my today’s darkness. It may be the full moon in cancer (are you laughing?) or the classes that start on Monday. I don’t know what it is but I can’t get rid of this dark feeling. it’s haunting me.
      Oh, but i have chocs, flowers and blueberry honey from you. Certainly things will get better.
      Thank you so much, my fabulous Rachel.
      Sending you lots of love back.

      1. Ahh G, I would not dare laugh at the power nor mystery of the moon…. astrology… I know nothing of it though, I will admit. This dark feeling G, pass it to me and I’ll put some sunshine on it and smooth it’s creases. I don’t want you feeling haunted. But I get it, classes on monday…. haunting and daunting.

        I will tell you something, I injured my ankle a few days ago and am on crutches. I too am feeling a little dark. Perhaps I should blame the moon.

        Hopefully the weekend will be restorative for both of us.

      2. Oh, no, did you injure your ankle? I am so sorry to hear Rachael. If you are on crutches…Is it serious? What did the doctor say?

        Rachael, I am really, really sorry. Please take good care of yourself. sweetheart and keep me updated. Love and plenty of hugs to you.

        “Perhaps I should blame the moon.” I feel like blaming someone or something so blaming the moon is fine by me. Seriously I do not know anything about astrology either but I feel like this moon stuck its shiny darkness to my skin and my soul.

        Make you get well soon, may you be loved, and blessed my fabulous Rachel.
        Please, don’t forget to update me.

      3. β€œI feel like this moon stuck its shiny darkness to my skin and my soul.” This needs to go in a poem Gabriela. Much too beautiful to get overlooked in a comment section. Well, not completely overlooked, as I am certainly appreciative, and feel very lucky to receive it.

        Yes, I hurt my ankle. It was a very clumsy kind of accident. It’s a torn ligament so it’s not too serious, just serious enough to not put weight on for a bit. I’m hopeful in a week or so I should be at least able to weight-bear… but I am already feeling very restless!!

        Thank you for sending your love, no doubt it will help me heal faster xoxo

      4. Hey there my fabulous Rachel,

        I am glad that it’s nothing too serious. I can imagine you are feeling restless. I had a torn ligament in one of my ankles (the same with the bruise :)) two years ago. I walked immediately (in spite of what the doctor recommended and in spite of the pain) and it took longer to heal. So, please be patient. Rest so it can heal faster. Take good care of you. I am really sorry for what happened.
        “This needs to go in a poem Gabriela.” You are too kind Rachel. The moon is still sticky. I don’t like it πŸ™‚
        What can I send you? Flowers? Red wine? Chocolates?
        Let me know.
        Love and hugs to you, sweetheart.

      5. Ugh, the sticky moon. This is a side of it I do not wish to see. It’s the aftermath of the blueberry honey, no doubt. Why does every good thing have to have a counterpart πŸ˜‚?
        I am trying to stay off my ankle. Initially I could not stand on it at all, but I can a little now and it is so tempting… but I will take your advice G, that is probably what I need the most now. I had red wine last night but it made me wobbly on my crutches πŸ˜‚. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend

      6. Please do not put pressure on that ankle. You do need some time to heal.
        Sweetheart, I do not know the answer to your question. I just wish you the best and send you lots of hugs and love. And two oceans of flowers.

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