Poetry Sunday-A New Life




A New Life



First kiss.

Such bliss.

Standing at this entrance way,

As One,  will be joined this day.



Joined as one this day

Pure love delightfully displayed.

Tears of joy shed all around,

Souls collide in sparks abound.



Watch the sparks from this collision

Can’t be stopped that’s love true mission.

The current builds, this pair transformed

And now, a new bond is formed.



Formed today this bond is spoken,

With vows never to be broken.

Hard work is needed, and a grand wish,

For a new life started with this first kiss.




© Donna Donabella 2015


I wrote this poem in October after attending my niece’s wedding.  The first 2 lines were a song in my head, and the rest just came after.  I was playing with an idea for a form, to work the first line of the next stanza from the words of the last line in the stanza before.  It was a challenge, but fun.  And I rather like how it turned out.


The pictures at the beginning and end of the post are of my niece, Christina, and her husband Colin, Mr. and Mrs. Murtagh.  The mosaic is my parents’ wedding picture from 1954, and my wedding picture from 1997.  In my wedding picture, my mom is pictured far left standing, and my niece was the flower girl.  She was 10 years old.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday.  Thanks for the invite Sanaa! Please visit these fabulous poetry blogs to read some more wonderful verse.

wedding collage

I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.




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I leave you with a few additional words about a new life.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

new life

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

73 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-A New Life”

  1. Such a wonderful post, filled with so much love !
    I wish you a Happiest Valentine’s Day ever, my darling Donna,
    sending so dear hugs to you

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day Donna! I like how this poem begins with all the optimism that is new love and ends with the reality of the hard work involved with maintaining real love. This is a lovey celebration of love!

  3. Sigh… this is perfect! I love the prayer of promise which this poem brings 😀
    Beautifully penned! Happy Valentine’s Day Donna 😀

    Lots of love,

  4. You have captured the spark of love in sound and word..the energy of love – which is not a given but a work..a gift..and a treasure..happy St valentines to you may it be sparky!

  5. Such beginnings are always wonderfully happy and meaningful. I enjoyed all of the photos…how quickly time passes for all. And now another generation carries on the tradition of love!

  6. Hard work is needed, and a grand wish,
    For a new life started with this first kiss.

    The whole wide world opens up to welcome the young lovers for their new beginnings. Your poem is so uplifting Donna!


  7. Beautiful Donna, one of my happiness days was watching Christina and Colin get married. She is my pride and joy, and I do wish the both of them years of love, joy and happiness as I love them so very much! Thank you for such a beautiful poem about their special day.
    Love your baby sister Marguerite

  8. Luv the promise of that first kiss. A happy St Valentine Day tobyou Donna. I’m happy you dropped in at my Sunday Lime today

    Much love…

  9. Isn’t love grand:)
    We recently stretched wide to welcome a new daughter
    into our family
    and am especially awake to the joy of newlywed magic.
    I love the loveliness of your images, words and heart:)

  10. Now this is a beautiful poem in celebration of their wedding. Hoping it is their first kiss as a married couple rather than the very first one! “Cos you do need practice!

  11. Your flower girl turned into a stunning rose – lovely to see the time lapses of your family weddings too. How refreshing to read a poem about the purity and good intentions of lover’s beginning a life bonded together by vows

    your use of repetition at end/beginnings of each verse joined the whole together – rather like a marriage!

  12. The first kiss is always charming and magical. I’ve had one and yes it can be the first step to life or it can be a door to a lifetime of sadness and memories. thanks for the comment on my post. You are kind. 🙂

  13. I love how you underlined ‘a new bond is formed’ and importance of ‘hard work is needed’.
    Best wishes to your niece and her husband! Blessings!

  14. This is a wonderful tribute to the young and their joys of beginning a life together. So often there are sad poems of love so it is good to focus on the hope and the many who make the most out of their relationships.

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