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True Love: Poetry Prompt Response Week 21


Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


Hello once again! I'm on a roll this week. It always feels good when the creativity bug bites and the words flow freely.

Week 21 was age. What came to mind for me was one of my favorite things: seeing an older couple walking hand in hand out in public. Every time I witness this, my heart fills with joy. It's a truly beautiful sight. That is essentially what my response is about.

Thank you Brenda!


True Love

There's nothing sweeter

than an old couple

walking hand in hand

still in love

after all those years.

From a time

when forever

was a word of value

and vows weren't said lightly.

A treasure to hold dear,

something to aspire to.

Building a life.

Raising a family.

Experiencing joys,

holding each other tightly

through trials and tribulations.

As beauty fades,

friendship only grows stronger.

A true partner.

There's nothing sweeter

than witnessing

this strength of love

than perhaps

living it yourself.


© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 26, 2021:

Thank you Lora! I completely agree!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 26, 2021:

That's wonderful John! 38 years and still in love.. That's something I always enjoy hearing and it makes my heart smile.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 26, 2021:

Awww I love that Pamela! Thank you!

Lora Hollings on July 25, 2021:

This is such a lovely poem, Alyssa, on true love as we age. You describe a love that is spiritual where physical appearance doesn't matter nor riches. This is the truest form of love and some are very fortunate to experience such love and fidelity to the end of their lives. A wonderful job with this prompt.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 25, 2021:

This is a beautiful piece, Alyssa. My wife and I have been married 38 years and still in love so we probably fall into this category also. Glad your muse is on a roll. Keep riding the wave.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 25, 2021:

I loved this poem, Alyssa. You could be describing my husband and I. LOL We are an older couple and love each other dearly. Your poem is so sweet.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 25, 2021:

Thank you so much Vidya!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 25, 2021:

Thank you Dora!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 25, 2021:

Thank you so much Brenda!

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 25, 2021:

True love transcends even age. You have brought out the beauty of aging together with love beautifully. The pictures are also beautiful. Great work.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 25, 2021:

I share with you the satisfaction of seeing old couples still journeying hand and hand. Think of all they have overcome to become this model of beautiful aging.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 25, 2021:


In your poem, "True Love"

your words have describe the true beauty of aging.

Back then it was a time when words were valued and not taken lightly.

Marriage meant something valuable.

When they got older they treasured each other's friendship more as their beauty faded.

There's nothing sweeter than seeing an old couple walking hand in hand sharing this kind of love, unless it is experiencing it yourself.

This is definitely the beauty of aging.

I will post a link in the word prompt article.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 25, 2021:

Everything in its time. What a treasure to find true love. Happy Sunday Bill!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on July 25, 2021:

50 years? That's amazing, Peggy!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 25, 2021:

I didn't know what true love was until I found it, which leads me to believe I spent a great amount of time wandering aimlessly, with no compass. Sure glad I finally found my way.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 25, 2021:

Having passed our 50th wedding anniversary, I loved reading this! There is so much truth in what you wrote, and the images you found to accent your writing were perfect.

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