Indelibly Marked


Her gentle ascendancy.

Whisper of her soft touch,
Carefully caressing his hurt.

Her all-embracing compassion,
Quietly accepting his faults,
Frail and failing.

Breath of her spirit,
Filling him tenderly,
Guiding him constructively,
Teaching him profoundly.

Shimmering now…

Dawn of deep devotion.

Rough hewn,
His younger years,
Scars of past pain,
Of no consequence
In her welcoming hands,

Shaping him,
Saving him.

His wounded world,
Now whole,

His weakened soul,
Now strengthened,

Lost and lonely,
Now weeping,
Jeweled tears of joy.

A new man,
Released in her arms,


For all to see…

So beautifully and



By her love.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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47 thoughts on “Indelibly Marked

  1. There was pain but love cured everything 😉💖

    This is how my comment is correct😁😁

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    1. I knew what you meant Mamen…not to worry. Thank you again!!

      🙂 !!!

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  2. I love the hope that’s weaved into this poem, Bill. Sometimes we feel like our past, our mistakes, our insecurities make us unworthy of someone’s love and life seems hopeless for us. Then someone comes around and shows us that we can be loved and appreciated… that there’s hope, despite all the hurts and pains, the mistakes and insecurities we have accumulated in life. You’ve done a beautiful job expressing that, my friend. This one touched me. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Brandi…and I’m so glad that it was meaningful to you. It’s exactly the way I feel.

      And, when that special person enters our life, and touches us, I truly believe that “mark” can be seen by others in our new-found outlook Would you agree? Indelibly marked.

      I hope you have a wonderful Friday Eve my friend!!!

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      1. I totally get what you’re saying and so agree. It definitely leaves a mark on us when that special someone tattoos their love on our hearts, so to say. And it so changes us and how we perceive the world around us. Things just seem brighter, lighter and more hopeful. 🙂

        Thank you so much for the well wishes, my friend! It’s a beautiful day here in Texas. The leaves are falling off the trees and piling up! I’m enjoying every bit of this Fall weather on this beautiful Friday eve. I wish the same beauty and enjoyment for you too, Bill!

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      2. So many smiles to you Brandi. Perfect.

        Sounds like your Texas fall has been more amenable than our DC fall. Wind howling and cold.

        This is where you chastise me and say “Cowboy Up”!!

        We accept now whiners in WP land!!

        🙂 !!

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      3. Haha! Yes! Cowboy up, Bill! It’s just a little howling wind! Geez! Lol! 😁

        I’m happy that you’re all smiling, my friend! Looks like your Friday eve is going just peachy!

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      4. So many smiles Brandi…

        You have that way….

        And know, now, (that I’ve been shamed because I’m weak) I will Cowboy Up! Not because I’m a Dallas fan…but because it’s the right WP thing to do.

        No stinkin’ bitter cold howlin’ wind is gonna get me now!!!

        🙂 !!!!

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      5. LOL! You’re are FAR from weak, my friend! Do you really think you can fool me with that statement??? Haha!

        I won’t even get on the sports thing! I’m known to be contrary and go for the other team just because it’s the right thing to do! LOL!

        Yes! No stinkin’ bitter cold howling’ wind is gonna get you, Bill! You’ve got this! 😁

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      6. I can’t stop laughing Brandi…and I so much needed that lift right now.

        Thank you for bringing a smile to my night.

        I wish the same for you my friend.


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      7. Aw! Well, I’m always happy to know I can provide a lift to your mood and add a smile along the way, Bill! You deserve to smile, my friend, so smile on!

        I hope you have a beautiful night, Bill! Keep bringing us that inspiring poetry you always write! Your faithful poetry junkies LOVE you for that! Lol!


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      8. I will my friend…I will.

        Your words make it all worthwhile. Please know and accept that.

        A restful and peaceful evening to you, my very dear friend.


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      9. Thank you so much, Bill. ☺️

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    1. Thank you so much Gianna! Really appreciate your thoughts!

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  3. her compassion heals and uplifts him, such a beautiful relationship of love wanting to heal in gentle strokes not changing the other just promoting deep meaningful connections. I am blessed to read your lovely words this morning. Just the tonic i needed.

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    1. That makes me feel so good, and smile, Gina. I’m blessed to read your lovely words on this cold windy evening. That warms me.

      So many thanks.


      1. May you always be warm and safe within the walls of your heart. Words are precious. Thank you. Its windy here too. I have been sitting on my porch writing. Beautiful and calming.

        Pleased you are enjoying your evening.

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      2. Thank you my friend…and I wish the same for you.

        Have a beautiful and safe day.

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  4. Great writing !! Another beautiful poem


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    1. I’m so glad you like it Jamie!!! Thank you!!!

      As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been experimenting with shift in my “voice.”

      Previously, more plain…direct.

      Now, meant to be slightly more complex,
      Teasing just a bit.

      Hopefully that’s not off-putting.

      Your interest, nonetheless, keeps me motivated to “write on”!

      Thank you my friend!!

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      1. My pleasure!! I really enjoy your writing.

        I think its great !! I like the new style/ voice.. You’re doing a great job at it.

        P.s. I finally got my new camera!! Now I just have to wait for a clear night to see how well it will work for capturing the moon. I’m also waiting for hunting season to finish up so I can go and test it out in the woods.
        The holiday has kind of thrown my writing off track with being busy, but I’m hoping to get back in to the Rytheme soon. 😊

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      2. So many thanks Jamie!! I really appreciate your feedback…so with that blessing, I’ll continue.


        So glad you got your new camera!!! How exciting!!! And, having grown up hunting…I totally get your comment.

        Have you thought about early mornings? Just two days ago when I was leaving at 515am for gym/work, I saw Venus. Just illuminating the entire sky. I swear, Venus that morning nearly stole my heart (sorry Ms. Moon)…she was beautiful.

        Regardless, I wait with great anticipation for your pending works!!!!!

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      3. I look forward to reading your work!!

        And thanks!! My friend that owns the farm said he wants to barrow my camera to find a buck lol ! Since it can zoom really far.

        I’m not much of a morning person lol ! But I will have to bite the bullet and set my alarm to view the sky. And see what I’ve been missing.
        Sounds like an incredible view!!

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      4. Not to worry my friend…

        The heaven’s display stands ready for night owls as well.

        🙂 !!

        Can’t wait to see your work whenever ready!!

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      5. I will still have to view the early morning sky to see what I’m missing out on lol !!

        I’ve always been more of a night owl. lol !

        The sky is captivating!!

        And thank you for your support!! 😊

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      6. My pleasure Jamie…

        My pleasure.

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  5. Beautiful poem Bill, with beautiful sentiments. I noticed the change in your style. Keep on doing it dear friend

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    1. So many thanks Lorraine! I appreciate the feedback as well! I’ll keep doing so!


  6. I like the way you begin with the single word “glorious”. Throughout the poem you pause and then add another single word, eternal, radiating, life and so forth. With each word the love grows stronger. Until your finale comes back to the title words. You take your time to show how each part of life has been “marked” by her love. Beautifully written. 🕊

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    1. So many thanks Suzanne,. I am so glad you liked it, and I really appreciate your comments!

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      1. I hope all is well there! 😊

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      2. Thank you… it is! Hope the same for you!

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      3. Some of the trees are still quite brilliant with color here. And the leaves that are floating and falling are so nice to see. Thank you!

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      4. Sounds beautiful!

        Have a glorious day!

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    1. Thank you Chelsea!! I’m so glad that you liked it!

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