If you see a distant star

in the evening sky

and you shiver from the chill night air,

yet you feel a warmth

in the depth of your heart,

then you know that I am still there.


When your tears have dried,

the bed has grown cold

and you’re feeling lost and adrift,

when the days feel empty

and the nights far too long,

just remember, I gave you a gift.


A lifetime of memories

below a rainbow of love,

hearts like spring rain

as they fall from above,

to cover the ground

around your sweet feet,

a carpet of love;

every one a heartbeat.


For I promised you once,

long ago, far away,

that I would always be there,

never falter, never stray.


To my vow I hold firm

and we never shall part,

for I live deep within

every beat of your heart.




Written by Darren Scanlon, October 2013.

Revised 13th July 2015.

© 2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved


11 Comments Add yours

  1. beezknez says:

    Oh here you are 🙂 look at this gorgeous write it is a Sigh n a petal of blossom soft n loving loyal just warm embrace of poetry I do like this so very much like a beautiful waltz the reading 🙂
    I finally worked out how to find ppl like yourself from blogs on Twitter such a ditz only took me four yrs or so ! By the way I’m sure you’ve already been complimented on your very pretty headdress Yellow the colour of Happiness yours being a soft yellow also shows you have great eye not to. Glarish to clash n distract but still very stylish :))))) 🐝💛:))))

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    1. Thanks, Beez. I like the yellow flower too. Gives you an indication of how seriously I take myself. Keep Smiling 😊


  2. olganm says:

    Gorgeous. Thanks Darren.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. WordEssence says:

    Stunning poem! Love it! -janine

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Janine. 😊


  4. gh0stpupp3t says:

    *le sigh* That was so sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Stop it, you’ll have me blushing…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. gh0stpupp3t says:

        Tis was sweet though. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. joylennick says:

    How lovely, Darren. Aahh..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad you like it, Joy. Sadly this ‘lighter’ side is not a place I visit very often these days. Might have to make more of an effort…


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