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A teary story for you gardeners

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 07-27-99 12:26 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

White Roses
Long John

He planted a new rose each year,
In the garden beside the gate.
The blooms blazed forth in rainbows,
Each rose signifying the date.

The newlywed planted a red rose,
As a symbol of the passion they knew.
That year flew by on wings of love,
As the depth of their loving grew.

The next year he planted a yellow rose,
For the remarkable friends they'd become.
Yes. The passion they knew was still there,
But now they weren't two; they were one.

The next year he planted a pink rose,
To show others how they saw their days.
Bathed in the glow from sweet loving,
As their love grew in those wonderful ways.

The next year he didn't plant roses.
She'd grown pale and needed him near.
And though he loved her with all his heart,
She was gone by the end of the year.

The next year he planted a white rose,
In honor of the color she wore.
And each morning he'd go out to see her,
In the white petals blossoming forth.

Though she'd left him far too early,
She was still in the garden with him.
Her blooms softly caressing his face,
As he tended each long green stem.

Each day he'd visit the garden,
Knowing she was waiting within.
The years passed by so slowly,
As he waited to hold her again.

Finally, his long journey ending,
He knelt in the garden with care.
Then closing his eyes, he joined her,
And left the white roses there.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
elvira
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1 posted 07-27-99 12:29 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

*sigh*...goosebumps...a fine garden of love

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one night at the airport...Childhood Memories...eight short weeks...Music to my Ears...your countenance...just watching tv...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J....Feel the need?...serving wench...a little girl...the mistress...stolen hours...Perfection...07-20-69...devotion...
Master...apart...plain...chat?

LngJhnAg
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2 posted 07-27-99 12:51 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Thanks, elvira

Just call me a sentimental kinda guy. After I wrote it, I kinda choked up thinking about that kind of devotion and how lonely the man must have been. I wrote the poem as a challenge to myself to see if I could write something like it. I hope you enjoyed.
Nicole
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3 posted 07-27-99 12:54 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Oh my! Such emotion! Thank you for sharing this with us, and for joining the forums. I've enjoyed every piece you've written.
LngJhnAg
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4 posted 07-27-99 01:09 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Satiate (now THAT's a name!)

Thank you for your encouragement. I have another poem out here that I think strikes a wee too close to home for us all (at one time or another). Not likely to get a lot of comments *g*. You might enjoy "In Control." Its about anger and being in control. I got toasted on it just a bit.
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 07-30-99 08:31 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

yeah yeah yeah - how "prideful" can a guy get - bumping his own poetry up the list - but I wanted Lily and hootessa to witness the fact that I can be serious more than once. So, here she goes.....
Balladeer
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6 posted 07-30-99 08:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I hadn't seen it, either, and I'm sorry I missed it. You're bouquet in my book!
Poet deVine
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7 posted 07-30-99 08:41 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Lovely! A very touching story about love and devotion! To think he never remarried, just kept himself for her! There beats the heart of a romantic here I fear!
Sally S.
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8 posted 07-30-99 08:50 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

How touching....and you're right, that kind of devotion is very rare. (at least in my experience) Simply beautiful.
VirginLady
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since 07-30-99
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9 posted 07-30-99 08:54 PM       View Profile for VirginLady   Email VirginLady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VirginLady

Wow!....*sigh*

LJA, you've outdone yourself!

HUGS

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Rainbows are special!

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10 posted 07-30-99 09:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wow, what a guy-and that can be said for both LJA and the husband in the poem! How sweet. They say "Until death do us part", but in this case, they didn't part.
Delores Hall
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11 posted 07-30-99 11:44 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

I'll always look at roses now in a different
light.Beautiful poem.Very moving.
 
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