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Ballad of the Lad and the Lass©

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Genea
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0 posted 06-16-99 07:41 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Genea

BALLAD OF THE LAD AND THE LASS©1988
by Genea Parker

“Don’t weep for me lass,” he gently said
As he stroked the soft hair upon her head.
A tear glistened upon her pink cheek.
Her lip trembled, her smile was weak.
“I must go and never return back.”
He hated to leave her, this was a fact!

Her face he memorized plus the smile she wore.
Wouldn’t realize how he loved her, til he saw her no more.
A quick last kiss, then silently he fled
Visions of her charms spun in his head.

Days and weeks passed but he couldn’t forget
The woman he loved and how much she meant.
Night after night, she appeared in his dreams
Surrounded by stars and tranquil moonbeams.
Softly she’d call to him and reach out her hand.
But he’d always awaken - a very lonely man.
“I must see her once more,” he said at last,
He was shocked to realize how much time had past.
He bought a flower, then two, then a bouquet.
And headed off to find her that same day.
Nervously he drove to the park where she’d go
To clear her mind or strengthen her soul.
He walked the paths they’d strolled together,
When they’d both promised to be true forever.
His mind, heart, & soul filled with memories of his love,
She was truly an angel sent from above!

And up in the heavens, they heard his cries
And sent him his lass for one last goodbye.

She stood before him, breathtaking, yet meek.
She reached out, wiped the tear from his cheek.
“Don’t weep for me lad,” she gently said.
“We can’t be together now, for I am dead.
You left me alone and told me to smile.
I managed to do so, for such a long while.
But days and weeks passed and months did too.
I never heard a word, what was I to do?”

They sat and talked till the sun left the sky,
The lad and the lass with love in their eyes.
“I must return now” softly she spoke.
“Don’t leave me!” he cried, and then...he awoke!

A strange dream he’d had, a strange one indeed.
He tried to determine what it could mean.
As he lay on his bed, staring up into space,
He thought of his lass and the beauty of her face.
“I can’t take her for granted as I have done.
She is my whole life, my darling only one.”

He awakened her with kisses, gentle and sweet.
“I love you my lass! My life is complete.”
Tears filled his eyes with deep love for her.
Angels watched over them from where they were.
“Don’t weep for me lad," she gently said,
As she stroked the soft hair upon her lad’s head.
“We’re meant for each other, together we’ll be.”
The lad and the lass lived most happily.

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Thanks for taking the time to read. Comments welcome! :-)


[This message has been edited by Genea (edited 06-17-99).]
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Genea
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1 posted 06-17-99 02:15 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

I used 'lad' and 'lass' in honor of my Scot roots.
~Genea
Colin
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2 posted 06-18-99 02:14 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Hi,
I've been having some "personal problems" and haven't really been able to comment constructively on anyones posts, but having read this I had to put something. This really touched me, in fact I'm sat here with tears streaming down my face. A wonderful piece of work. It captures all the essence of two people that love each other but are forced to be apart perfectly. Well done,
Colin
Augchic711
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3 posted 06-18-99 02:20 AM       View Profile for Augchic711   Email Augchic711   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Augchic711

THANK YOU GENEA!!!! Thank you for sharing this great piece of literature and drama and yet happiness i thought it was wonderful and thank you entirely for sharing it with me thank you genea for letting me experience it and i,too, agree with Colin, due to personal problems i didn't think i could read the whole poem but now i'm beyond glad that i did! Thank you again for sharing it with us! Encore Encore!

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Genea
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4 posted 06-18-99 04:19 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Colin -
Thanks for ur comments about the poem touching u...actually the poem is about a man, the lad, who takes his woman, the lass, for granted. He has a dream in which she is taken from him. He wakes up and is very glad it was only a dream.
Hope ur problems resolve soon.
~Genea
Genea
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5 posted 06-18-99 04:21 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Augchic -
Glad u liked the poem. I appreciate ur comments. I have a few more based on The Lad and the Lass.....coming soon.....

Hope ur problems resolve quickly.
~Genea
Tequilia_Sunrise
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6 posted 07-04-2004 11:19 PM       View Profile for Tequilia_Sunrise   Email Tequilia_Sunrise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tequilia_Sunrise

very much enjoyed
 
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