Returning to that special spot we cherished
this time on my own
that romantic and magical day together
by the tiny riverside cafe
there proposed to the only girl in my life
to be my loving wife!
Only anguish greeted me at what was here
nothing remained of our dream
rubble and new town filled the rural scene
acres of lush grass and trees
obliterated by busy noisy polluted highways
gone those quaint byways!
My pressures lady had passed away recently
she would have been dismayed
to see destruction of rural land lost forever
that memory had lived in us
of that enchantment in our hearts those years
brought me to shed rare tears!
Bringing her ashes to scatter at our paradise
which now existed no more
returning to our once happy fun-filled home
to keep them close to heart
so she was always near me her love to share
even when our children were there!
The Foureyed Poet.