We Walked Along The Wall

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We walked along the wall
that secret weighing heavy in my pocket
as we circled the old town
my heart beating hard
in a new way
or a way I’d not felt for years

We walked along the wall
passed a bar and got a beer
looking down upon the rooftops
you were pressed so close to my mind
no other thought could form there

The morning sun lit everything before us
not just the view but our whole lives ahead
I knew this was the beginning
of a new chapter
my secret kept concealed a little longer

We walked along the wall
as I danced the conversation
towards that question long avoided
then slid it, smiling, towards you
an inspired idea, covert no more

We walked along the wall
sea and streets spilling either side
and for the first time in my life
I came down from the wall
my future wife’s hand in mine...

 

(June 2019)

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Martin Elder

Sun 7th Jul 2019 22:54

A beautiful poem Tom. I was trying to work out where this might be, but was bit foxed by the reference to sea, thinking to begin with of York.
Either way a great poem which manages a good pace with ' we walked along the wall' at the beginning of each stanza.
Nice one

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