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Olive Green and Azure Blue

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Poet deVine
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The first time that we met
I wore my favorite dress
you wore camouflage
and looked an awful mess

The second time we met
you wore olive green
again I wore my favorite dress
thank God it still was clean!

We joked about it later,
olive green became your name
you called me azure blue
and colors were never the same

Whenever you said you loved me
I remembered that green you wore
a shade so down to earth
it made me love you more

The dress wore out in time,
and camouflage went out of style
but our love kept on growing,
with each new loving smile

The babies now run up to us
to chant, tell us Gran
how you fell in love with Gramps,
was he a handsome man?

They never tire of the story,
they smile and giggle with glee
and then they fall silent
when you tell them how you met me

Eleven children in our life,
twenty three grandbabies came
and all the grands would ask to hear
the story just the same.

The grandbabies now have children,
our story is never told
itís hard, you see, to think of love
when the grandparents grow so old.

~ ~ ~

I found the poem my grandmother wrote,
in a book upon the shelf
I read it many times today,
to my family and to myself

We buried them today you see,
they died asleep holding hands
Eleven kids, and twenty three
of the ones she called her grands

Seventy years of marriage,
a testament to a love so true
in caskets, side by side they lay,
olive green and azure blue.






[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 08-22-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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1 posted 08-22-99 01:46 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I had to read this twice, and I still don't know what to say. In a way, it was funny, but poignantly sad at the same time...
And btw, blue's my FAVE color, (no "u" Severn!) though I prefer it a darker shade!

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Everyone has a photographic memory...
...most of us just don't have film!

[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 08-22-99).]
Alwye
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2 posted 08-22-99 02:03 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

I agree with Christopher, funny, yet in a way, very sad also. All the makings of a great tale.

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*Krista Knutson*

"If I could be an angel, I'd make your every wish come true. But I am only human, just a woman lovin' you..." Trisha Yearwood

Terri
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3 posted 08-22-99 02:27 AM       View Profile for Terri   Email Terri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Terri

Such a lovely, bittersweet poem. Thank you! I'll never forget what my husband was wearing when we first met...::sigh::
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4 posted 08-22-99 08:52 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

very beautifully written

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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5 posted 08-22-99 10:31 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

PoetdeVine,
This is one heck of a beautiful poem
pen of passion
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6 posted 08-22-99 10:36 AM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

You amaze me.
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7 posted 08-22-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Exactly the excellence I have come to expect, Lady deVine.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
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8 posted 08-22-99 12:37 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

Thanks for the reminder that true love is still out there and that forever really does exsists.
INclan
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9 posted 08-22-99 01:27 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

And this, I submit is the glue that binds a true family together. The family stories....a shared history.....ROOTS. We have many such things in our family....hunting camps, fishing trips, boat rides, births, deaths, funny things that happen on the road of life....all to be treasured and stored within the family heart. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart. Fact or fiction, the truth of the matter is plain for all to see.

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You're getting better all the time, deVine one.


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Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters.

---Edward Estlin Cummings

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11 posted 08-22-99 02:00 PM       View Profile for JohnDoe82   Email JohnDoe82   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JohnDoe82

A superb poem. Aside from some choppy syllables towards the beginning it read very well. It is an extremely touching poem that I personally find uplifting and beautiful.
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12 posted 08-22-99 05:47 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is just beautiful-is it a true story? It's wonderful!

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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..."
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13 posted 08-22-99 05:53 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

Families are important, problem is sometimes their importance isn't realized until they're gone.
Great poetry PDV
Poet deVine
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Thank you all so much for your kind words. This is not a true story. In my search for things to write about, I bought a book on 'Creating Poetry'. One of the exercises is to create a poem around a color...I couldn't decide between olive green (which I hate) or azure blue (which I love). I wanted to show the significance of color in someone's life. That was the beginning of the thought process..it evolved into this poem. I'm glad you were touched by it, I was also touched by it when I wrote it...thinking about our mobile society and generations of children growing up without hearing those old stories over and over. After all, what is a poem, but a story?
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15 posted 08-22-99 09:49 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Indeed, with coy smile do I toast thee, most aptly named Poet deVine.


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16 posted 08-22-99 09:54 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Written with love I can tell!
Wonderful!
I love things from times past...sometimes I wish I lived then.
Sunshine
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17 posted 08-23-99 11:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

For make believe, my dear PdV, you've done quite well, believe me!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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18 posted 08-23-99 11:15 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Excellent poem!!!
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19 posted 08-23-99 11:46 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Poet-DV......God you're good!
JP
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Allow me to add my applause to that of the crowd - wonderful work!

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Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP


 
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