Tuesday, October 4, 2016


                                                                                                                                                                                           4th Oct 2016
So, it's day 4 and I have written some words. Found it hard to write anything but pondered on a meeting with a friend yesterday . Thinking about the prompt, purple, I was struck by her ring

One ring with ruby set in gold -  from Afganistan she said,
Worn on her finger, since her engagement
More than forty years before.

Her brother, mining in Kabul province - all those years ago,
Found the gem and had it taken  to 
A jeweller to cut and shine.

This stone, once precious for it's  beauty and value
Now is loved for a truer motive 
The years having set in the stone the permanence
of their bond.

This small purple gem containing love and hope 
In deep colour
Burying flecks of division within
Holding the promise of eternity

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1 comment :

  1. so glad you did write today.
    it is interesting to notice whence springs inspiration- that jewle now gleams in my life too


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