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Dying Rose

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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


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Dying Rose


Like the silken petals,
of a dying rose,
tears,
stream down a reddened face.
Smears of the masque,
that once served as a shield,
trace the contours,
of swollen cheeks.
Convulsive spasms,
of heartbroken sobs,
clench and unclench.
A rapid motion,
not unlike a-
soul shaking seizure.
Gripped by harsh reality,
in an uncaring and spiteful world,
madness seems to beckon...
...as does death.
But oblivion is much crueler,
a more terrible realism,
than the agony,
of aching thoughts.
Life,
unprecious, ungiving.
It offers little of itself.
Is as selfish,
as a newborn babe.
What is gained,
from the time given,
is gained only by taking,
by seizing the warmth,
of a summer breeze-
-or embracing the love,
that once was there.
© Copyright 1999 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-20-1999 10:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Fits my mood tonight.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."


Beki
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2 posted 09-20-1999 10:53 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

How very sad and full of anguish!
Severn
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3 posted 09-20-1999 11:00 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

My dear...I for once, am wordless. This is broken and beautiful.
Christopher
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4 posted 09-20-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Fits my mood too.

severn, that is truly the saddest statement my heart could ever have heard.
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 09-21-1999 10:40 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Christopher, once more, your talents amaze me

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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6 posted 09-21-1999 10:44 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Whoa, this was really good Christopher! So sad.
Christopher
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7 posted 09-21-1999 05:47 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

hoot- i am amazed that i can amaze!

thank you whtdove!

'tis indeed better today, though the memory remains
poetFemmeFatale
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8 posted 09-23-1999 11:40 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I think at one time or another, we've all hidden under a masque to shield ourselves from further pain...Most of us still wear those shells...even to bed. I'm glad this is only a memory now....

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


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