"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Once upon a time


once upon a time a young sailor
decided to marry his lovely girl.
but everybody laughed at them for they were very poor.

years have passed
and around them all were divorcing or being unhappy
yet they were  happy and more in love every day.

they were walking together for hours hand in hand,
shared everything, smiling,
always inseparable.

growing old together they were oneday asked:
how could they be so happy all life?
looking at each other they answered:

“we were born in an age when,
if something got broken,
it was never thrown away or replaced, but repaired.”


100 words

memyselfandela, 2013

9 responses

  1. petit4chocolatier


    January 16, 2013 at 01:42

  2. Loved this Ela ~ beautiful, and wise! x RL

    January 16, 2013 at 02:45

  3. I love the quote in the last stanza. It makes great effect to the poem. Well done, Ella! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    January 16, 2013 at 09:18

    • Well, I remember hearing this once, but I have no idea from where… the idea was to give the message “love is not only the fun part, but also the fixing part”… Many people have no idea about this truth…
      Thank you so much Subhan, have a great day my brother.

      January 16, 2013 at 20:57

      • Thank you, you too Ella. Many blessings and much love to you.. 🙂

        January 16, 2013 at 20:59

  4. OMG this was so lovely, thank you…I know I will reblog this someday!

    January 16, 2013 at 13:48

    • Just a way of sending a message to others: love is not only the one that feels good, but also the one that fixes things…
      Many many thanks dear Lotta.

      January 16, 2013 at 18:46

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