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Rated: E · Poetry · Drama · #1766196
An ancient curse holds power that time alone can not abate.
Sacrifices Of The Heart

Through parables and fables, we learn lessons from the past
of the virtues we should embrace. These tales often outlast
the headlines of the day that, like the tumbling leaves in fall,
are often swept away with no attention paid at all.

He saw her on a summer's day. He knew his heart was lost.
He swore that one day she'd be his, no matter what the cost.
Reluctant though she was, in time he proved his nature true
as step by step he wooed her until his love she knew.

The legend of a family curse on love could not dissuade
feelings for each other and so true love's vows were made.
The nuptials were joyous until at last they slipped away.
She offered up her innocence, saved for this special day.

She stood before him, unashamed, and offered him her arms.
With tender loving touches, they discovered true love's charms
and found a place of beauty and the blessings they bestow
until she began to change. Her eyes took on a demon glow.

She transformed before his eyes; the arcane spell was now awake,
yet his heart remained unchanged and so for his true love's sake
he offered her a gift: his life. As she stared at his bright soul,
with a gentle touch and kiss he once more made her whole.

An ancient curse holds power that time alone can not abate,
yet it pales before the strength of love in overcoming hate.

The drama of the story prompts us each to recall,
the many in our lives who have responded to the call;
Public servants, soldiers, family – silent heroes in our lives -
who remind us every day that unselfish love survives.

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Virtue: Self-Sacrifice
Word Count: 289
Poem Line Count: 32
Form: End Rhyme aabb

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