Heaven and Earth

Faye turned the page of her book, thumbing the paper that was tattered by so many reads of late… her heart always missed a beat when she read the lines upon the yellowing parchment that spoke of two souls connected across the divide of heaven and earth.

The tale of love kept apart by the pull of each others destiny…no matter how much they yearned for the others soft touch, gentle caress of sensual hands on bare skin, their lovemaking entwining them as one, it was not to be…

They were to be forever near, to know the others presence, a whisper of a kiss away but yet so untouchable…

Faye sighed and closed the pages. She uncurled herself from the sofa and walked across to the mantle piece where her favourite photograph of Sam took pride of place. She gently traced a finger along the lines of his face, savouring every memory, coming to rest on his lips. She closed her eyes, a tear seeped from her lids held tightly shut. Her shoulders sagged as a deep sob escaped from her body… for she was held here on earth whilst her beloved was waiting for her in heaven.

© AF Matthews 09

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    RVRFNXover 5 years ago

    This is so touching… great piece Teacup.

  • Thanks so much – always great to get your comment. x

    – Teacup

  • pagan
    paganover 5 years ago

    you put across love’s honesty in such a gentle way… even within the sadness… i still felt hope within this… such engaging words.

  • thank you gretchen… such a beautiful comment – hope it something to be cherished for sure.

    – Teacup

  • DilettantO
    DilettantOover 5 years ago

    I know exactly where you’re coming from Teacup. Your words echo my thoughts but much more succinctly, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this…X

  • thanks Owen – it was one of those writes that just wrote its self…

    – Teacup

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 5 years ago

    Such a concise piece of gentle, touching writing. Beautiful

  • hello KM – thank you for the lovely comment. x

    – Teacup

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 5 years ago

    A very moving piece. Such love carries on in solitude for life. Well written indeed.

  • hiya JR, to have such love to nuture ones soul even when parted is a wonderful thing to have… x

    – Teacup

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful TC. xx

  • Thank you Jane. xx

    – Teacup

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 5 years ago

    Oh Alison, you’ve evoked a deep sadness here that goes right to the heart of loss and grief, A wonderful piece of writing.

  • Hello there Matt, sometimes in those mellow moments, brought on by nothing in particular, something just comes to the surface that needs to be written… thank you for your lovely comment. x

    – Teacup

  • lawrie .
    lawrie .over 5 years ago

    Stunning, quailty to this beautiful heartfelt write, your words capture and flow in such an amazing captivating way, love this, you are one hell of a good writer, would like to see some more of your longer, story pieces oxoxo

  • hi there sweet lawrie, you words always bring a smile to my face and as for a longer write – I have a piece about a woman in a black silk cocktail dress, would you like that posted sometime?!xxx

    – Teacup

  • math-ilda
    math-ildaover 5 years ago

    This is so simple, but is so effective. Beautiful work as always.

  • hi mattie, how goes it with you? thanks as ever for your lovely comment. xx

    – Teacup

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    OHhhhhh I felt the deepness of this my friend….I could not hold back the tears as I read this. You write with such a moving pen that even stone itself would be softened into clay…. You write with such eloquence in this it read to me like a sad song….XOXOXO

  • it did flow from its own source – I just felt like a tool at the words bidding… thank you for such beautiful wordsxxxx

    – Teacup

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