The Lady In White

Standing here by mossy stones,
Waiting… Waiting… All alone.
You said we’d meet when hands stood straight.
It’s past midnight and still I wait.

Morning creeps in. Crawling… Slinking.
Stars blink out. Fading… winking.
And still you do not show tonight.
My hopes, they fade with coming light.

I stand there feeling sad and jaded.
Disappointed. Slightly faded.
But every night I come to wait.
Patiently, to learn your fate.

I’d wait forever to see your face.
Returning nightly to this place.
Generations come and go.
And still, you never, ever show.

People call me, “The Lady in White”.
They see me waiting night by night.
They want to know my history.
Wondering what my story could be.

On the day I was to wed.
My heart was cold and full of dread.
“The Man” who waited at the alter,
Was not my love. I knew I’d falter.

My true love waited by mossy stones.
Full of hope that I would come.
When they asked, “Would I take ‘The Man’…”,
I cried out “No!” and then I ran!

When I said “No”, I would not take him.
My rejection seemed to break him.
When midnight came, he’d locked me in.
As payment for my leaving him.

When I escaped t’was darkest night.
In my wedding dress, took flight!
Satin and lace whipped round my feet!
Ran to the place we said we’d meet.

But you were gone. You’re heart was broken.
To “The Man”, my love, you’d spoken.
Believing lies that we were wed.
“The Man” had said that you were dead.

But I care not! “The Man’s” a liar!
And here I’ll wait for hearts desire.
Though sadness grips me like a glove.
I’ll wait…
I’ll wait…
For you my love.

The Lady In White

Ami  Wilber-Mosher

Selkirk, United States

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I don’t often write Fiction/Story Poetry but I wanted to try something new. Hope ya like!

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