A poem, 'Array of Love," by Annette Tarpley


08 Jul
08Jul

The Array of Love


Love is felt as a mother holds her newborn the first time.

This precious gift created, that is now yours and mine.


Love develops over time, as in the case with young lovers.

It is vibrant and new; its depth time will uncover.


Love soars as the grace, of an eagle in the sky.

The movements so elegant, it makes a man want to fly.


Love is heard in music, when is speaks to our soul.

Stirring emotions with melody, the composers ultimate goal.


Love is written and a poet, can move you with his prose.

It captures your attention, as he brings you to the close.


Love is seen on a fresh canvas; an artist weaves his magic.

To not share his masterpiece, would be somewhat tragic.


Love is the kindness, that we extend to each other.

Knowing that humanely, we are all sisters and brothers.


Love is given, its gift cannot be taken away.

It is strong in nature, it is sturdy and will not fray.


Love believes in the power, and potential of all humankind.

Let love embrace your heart, in it strength you will find.


Love is blind, and in another, fault it will not see.

Bitterness and resentment it will release, as it lets things be.


Love is created, within our heart and soul.

Unleash its creativity, and the high winds will blow.


Love is patient, and not restricted, by a season of time.

It will always be prevalent, in it truth you will find.


Love endures all things, no matter what comes your way.

The depths of love is forever, and will continue to stay.


Love will knock at the door, in the recesses of your mind.

Let its array of power sustain you, through the end of time.


Annette (Wengert) Tarpley

6/2/20


BIO:

Annette (Wengert) Tarpley is from Roanoke, Virginia in the US but is originally from Iowa. 

She is the mother of 3 grown children, grandmother of 4, and works full time as a nurse practitioner. 

Annette is Board certified in family practice and has also practiced psychiatry. 

Prior to that, she was an emergency department nurse for over 20 years, forensic nurse examiner for 15 years, during which time she cared for hundreds of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and other victims of crime and violence, as well as serving as an expert witness. 

Annette has been writing poetry for 40 years, most prolifically in the past year. 

She has submitted over 110 poems to a publisher, and is slated to have her first book of poetry “Potpourri of Poetry,” published later in 2020. 

Although she is new to the on-line poetry community, her poetry has been well received resulting in accolades, awards, and on-line publishing of her poetry since the beginning of her onset of her submissions. 

She possesses somewhat of an eclectic style in her versatility of penning poems, and has been known to have the ability to create visual imagery with some of her poetry. 

New to the Facebook community of poetry, within a little over 2 months had received several acknowledgments of her poetry including: Featured Poet of the day, certificates and acknowledgments for poet of the day, month, has won poetry contests,and has had some of her poetry published on-line. 

Through her works she has recently been offered, and accepted offers by two published writers to have several of her poems published in their upcoming books of poetry. 

She is the Founder and administrator of the Facebook poetry site, “The Passion of Poetry.”

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