Love Always – Colin Ward

to breathe through smiles

Colin is a self-published author and poet who has produced two collections to date. His poetry is varied in theme and form, exploring topics of mental health, war, justice, nature, and many more. Having been writing for over twenty years, Colin enjoys each new challenge of expressing ideas, feelings, and the wider questions our lives present us with.

Love Always

Scared and tired

in regretful pain

we mocked the madness

put the world to rights

found laughter again.

One last time

I broke your tears

like so many hours

spent clearing the fog

of lonely years.

Our final chorus

set spirits free

to breathe through smiles

wider than willows weep 

their canopies.

Quietly embracing

softest solemn sighs

expressing more

than wistful whispers

of any goodbye:

love always.

Colin Ward

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