Once Upon an Embrace

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When I take you into my arms,

The many years ahead of us,

Flash before me in an almost agonising succession,

Visions consecrated by love,

Haunted by occasional bitterness and rivalry.

Will you outgrow the loving warmth of my embrace

As the candle of days melts into years,

And the fire of life begins to extinguish?

From pimples to wrinkles,

Fantasies to reality,

Ignorance to knowledge,

I shall guide you through the path of light,

Now and forever,

The way I should.

But for now,

I shall regard you the way I do,

The newborn thief,

Who’s stolen my mom from me!

Photo credits: depositphotos

Written for Sadje’s WDYS Prompt

107 thoughts on “Once Upon an Embrace

  1. A wonderful interpretation of the prompt Sam, and I especially loved these lines ..
    ” Will you outgrow the loving warmth of my embrace
    As the candle of days melts into years,”

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  2. You had Mom AND Dad all to yourself until this happened… You’re talking as a big sister. What a clever twist. I absolutely love it.
    Because now you’re not the sole recipient of their attention and for now, they are gaga over the little addition. But you see what the fuss is about. This novelty has made your heart grow inches. I just love it and know you will be ok. Good for you πŸ‘ perfectly done.
    Thanks for sharing. (That was my take on this) excellent!!

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    • Thank you so so very much!!! Not based on a true story haha.
      Your comments are so very precious to me, always!! Thank you tonnes and tonnes for taking the time to read my work and showering them with love and genuine appreciation. You always make my week! πŸ˜€πŸ’–
      Thanks again!!! πŸ’–πŸ€πŸ’–

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  3. Once upon an embrace remained with grace,β™₯️
    Time flies, also love multiplies😊
    Little bundle of joy adds more love into the family, parent’s love multiplies into two not divides into two,
    love always multiplies😊
    Only time and attention , is a challenge ,
    Dear Sam all these aspects touched and felt , I loved your wisdomπŸ’•πŸ’•

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    • Wow, thank you so so very much for such an encouraging comment, my friend! I truly appreciate it. πŸ˜€
      I haven’t heard it before either, just the skin problems of different stages of life πŸ€ͺ Oh, most of us teens do suffer 😩
      Again, thanks a lot for your awesome comment, buddy! 😁


  4. Another absolutely beautiful poem! Love the unexpected ending. Made me recall something one of my teachers once said: “usually, the longest-lasting relationship a person will have is with their sibling(s)”

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  5. What a beautiful poem. I love it, especially the line “the candle of days melts into years”. You have so much love in your heart that I almost want to be there to be part of your loving picture of life. You make me feel young again, as young and fresh and vivacious as “Anne of Green Gables”, which was my favorite show many years ago.

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    • Aww you just made my day! What a sweet, endearing comment. I’m thrilled you think so. Thank you so so very much for such a warm comment! πŸ™πŸ’–
      Anne of Green Gables πŸ˜€ My favourite too! Do you know where I can watch the 1985 and 1987 versions? Also the 2000 version (Anne of Green Gables: The continuing story) in case you know? I’m sooo dying to watch them.

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