Photo Credit:  Hallmark Cards
Photo Credit: Hallmark Cards

As schoolyard beaus they shared a trance-like smile,
‘cross the expanse, mere sight lines through the fence,
Her goal; to reach his heart-space without guile,
To share a glance of innocence (impulsive child)!

By time they reached the ripe, old age of ten they knew,
That friends and soul-mates they would ever be,
In years that followed on those years, they grew
apart, but only geographically.

She chose to travel far abroad and overseas,
He chose the classroom, teaching here in town,
Their letters kept them close, that’d never cease
‘Til she came home, and donned her wedding gown.

Fortuity bestowed a wondrous love to last forever days,
“The rightness eclipsed every mistake made along the way.”

August 26, 1967
August 26, 1967

Written for the Speakeasy #158, making reference to the Video / Preview for the film Love in the Time of Cholera, which is based on Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s novel of the same name, and using Janna T’s beautiful words as the last line: “The rightness eclipsed every mistake made along the way.”

NaPoWriMo 2014
NaPoWriMo 2014

12 Comments on “Fortuity

  1. What a lovely story of true love! I really loved this – it was beautifully written, poetic and had a happy ending. This story really blessed me – it has my vote!

    God bless you,


  2. that was as lovely and poetic as a Hallmark card. I love that people can be apart knowing where their “north star” is.


    • Yes, Ann. There is something to be said for shared values and history, before one is distracted by worldly experiences. It sounds so corny that I think most people don’t really consider childhood ‘connections’ seriously, and perhaps don’t know what they may have missed (if that makes sense). Thank you for stopping by.


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