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The Bouquet

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Denise
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0 posted 08-28-99 11:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

Quite carefully he chose the bunch
-he purchased them - instead of lunch
White baby's breath, red roses too
-the best they had - perfection true.

The fragrant blooms remind him so
Of her sweet love - the best he'll know
His loving bride, best friend so dear
His cherished one - it is quite clear.

A token small - but from the heart
For all she's done - it's but the start
Of many blooms still yet to be
From now and through eternity.

Now after work he hurries fast
-recalling times that long are past
-bouquets of yore - he ever gave
Then lays them down - upon her grave.

...Bouquets of love shall ever be
Presented there - eternally.

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1 posted 08-28-99 11:32 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Wonderful....it brings to mind Joe DiMaggio putting fresh flowers at Marilyn Monroe's resting place...every week, without fail until he himself was gone.

Good poem. I like your work

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Thank you caroline. That's exactly what it reminded me of after I read it too. I didn't have them in mind though when I was writing it. Thanks again!
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3 posted 08-28-99 11:48 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I didn't expect it to end like this! I thought he was hurrying home to give her a bouquet for their anniversary, or something. How very sad and touching.

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"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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wonderful and with such a sad and surprising ending...I am looking forward to reading more of your work

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Shannon
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Thank you Elizabeth. I was going for a surprise ending! Blame it on the Sixth Sense! (The best surprise ending EVER!)

Well, it's getting quite late and though I dread signing off (I may not be able to get back online for another week!) If not I hope it's because the computer died again and not me! Although I'd love to stay the course, my hubby's hinting at divorce!! (just kidding!)
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6 posted 08-29-99 12:13 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you too, Shannon, I'm glad you enjoyed it too!
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Very well done - and with an intresting twist for a finale - Nice one, ds...
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Thank you Nan. I guess it had the effect I was going for!
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dsnyder,
A sorry twist, but beautiful poem.
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Thank you Seymour. I'm glad you liked it.
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I loved that unexpected twist at the end! It was sad though, but not at all what I expected! Great work!
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Darn! Another one I wish I had written! Very, very nice.
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Thank you kindly, WhtDove and Balladeer for taking the time to read and comment.

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