Everyone Will Hear Silver Bells One Day
She heard the silver bells chiming
softly in the night,
And they rang until the darkness
broke into light.
They chimed in the valley, and all
through the Gaps and Hollows,
They would chime until morning
She watched the snowflakes fall in
their dissimilar designs,
So picturesque, as they fell into trees,
clinging to leaves, to be forever enshrines.
Still, she watched with her face pressed
to the cold class---
the beauty of an icy winter’s day,
While she recalled her memories of when
her love----went away.
She was youthful then in her body and mind,
She laughed, she danced, she loved him
so dear----the one who left her behind.
Oh! What a handsome man was he—so tall,
so strong, his hair black as sin,
His dark eyes so molten-- shined with love
and passion;--no--she could never love anyone
She Watched the Snowflakes Fall
It was December in 1941, when he answered his country’s
call to war,
His love letters came each day, until---- they came no more.
Many years later at 92, her body frail, but her mind still sharp,
She sits in the dark, in her favorite rocking chair----waiting with
a loving heart,
Because in her mind they--- would not --always be apart.
Her sweet precious Darling —her Dear.
She felt a sudden tightness in her breast,
So she sits down in her rocking chair to rest.
Sometime, later in the night, one could still hear the
silver bells ringing louder throughout the mountain sides--
as a knock sounded at her door,
She managed to open it, --- then she took the hand that was
extended with strong young fingers---- because she was not
I knew you would come for me, my Dear,
I have waited all this time---right here.
He smiled as he passionately kissed her forever waiting lips,
until they were so fully sated,
His igneous dark eyes showed the yearning of how long he
Her favorite niece came to her cabin the next day,
And found her Aunt’s cold body in her chair, but she said to
one and all—she did not die-----she just went away.
The niece looked out the window, her eyes searching in the
twilight, as her tears unchecked fell down her young face,
Do we get another change at love somewhere in a future time
Then she saw her once again young Aunt floating in the icy mist
with her young love at her side, so handsome---as she waved goodbye,
She was once again so young and beautiful, so extremely in love—
the niece could only sigh—she could hear her Aunt’s fading voice
—“My Darling, don’t cry.”
Silver Bells Chimes for True Love,
Sang the Winter White Dove.
And the silver bells chimed louder that day,
Yes, they rang louder that day when her beautiful young--
92 year old aunt—went happily away.
Silver Bells Chimes for True Love
The niece stood alone in the twilight by her aunt’s grave,
her heart was broken,
Then softly the sounds of chimes from the church filled
the air—as if a token.
Suddenly, a strong wind sweep through the family graveyard,
sending all the fallen leaves in disarray,
She needed to go, but the thought of her aunt made her stay.
Then as the first stars of the night did appear,
An Owl’s loud hoot-hoot, made her fear.
That her aunt was not happy where she might be,
Until, through the moonlight a lavender butterfly flew
near for her to see.
Oh, thank you auntie for the sign,
I know you are now happy—yes, it is
secure in my mind.
Cautiously, she walked towards the unpainted
gate to go away,
“I will visit you another day.”
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2011 Barbara Purvis Hunter
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on December 01, 2013:
Hi Gypsy Rose Lee,
Thanks for your kind comment, and I hope all is well with you and yours.
Have a great new week.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 01, 2013:
Voted up and awesome. Very beautiful and wonderful music
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on June 07, 2012:
Thank you for the visit, your comment and votes.
Your Hub Friend,
snowdrops from The Second Star to the Right on June 07, 2012:
Beautiful poetry yet sad..for one has to go away.. Voted it up and awesome and beautiful.
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on December 02, 2011:
Thanks for reading my hub. I always like your comments.I love writing the same as you. And we both appreciate our friends comments. Thanks Friend.
Have a great day with your love ones,
Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on December 01, 2011:
Up, awesome, and beautiful votes Bobbi. Wow, this was very deep and a poem that I can relate too. A very sad ending, but love can be that way sometimes. We spend a lot of time looking for true love, sometimes we find it, other times we don't. Either way, it is a wonderful feeling that can bring out the best in someone. Great job Bobbi.
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 20, 2011:
Thank you for taking the time to read my hubs. Your kind words are forever appreciated. Thanks for being my hub
Joseph De Cross from New York on November 20, 2011:
So sad for Auntie. But the love was laid out in this Poem. Wonderfully crafted from your heart. Silver bells that will ring in our hearts forever!
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 19, 2011:
Thank you for your vote, and for visiting and reading my poem. Please stop by again.
Cresentmoon2007 from Caledonia, MI on November 19, 2011:
Voted up. Great writing and I really loved it.