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Faded Roses

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Mike
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0 posted 01-21-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Faded roses, broken vase,
Children crying, tear stained face,
Twenty-two, is it too late?
Ever will this pain abate?

All I wanted, love inside,
Love that was, has long since died,
Winter's breath chills to the bone,
Ever will I be alone?

Once was young, but now grown up,
Sitting here with empty cup,
Haven't smiled since I know when,
Ever will I laugh again?

Cries for help that no one hears,
As I drown in one's own fears,
Sink no longer, ship's aground,
Ever will my life be found?

Shuttered windows, locked front door,
Children play on unswept floor,
In my head, the silence screams,
Evermore the broken dreams?

Faded roses, hate this place,
Forevermore, a broken vase.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 01-21-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Echo Rhayne
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1 posted 01-21-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Mike, I wish I had the answers to your questions, but alas I do not.  Very beautiful poem though, heartbreaking, touching, deep, wonderful!!

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


Denise
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2 posted 01-21-2000 04:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A sad lot for so many, I'm sure. I guess change only comes when you are ready to take the steps necessary. Well done, Mike!

Denise
Corinne
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state of confusion


3 posted 01-21-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

With desire like that, fear not, Mike!

Nice poem!

Corinne
Martie
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4 posted 01-21-2000 05:07 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Faded roses, broken vase
youth is still
on tear-stained face
children laugh on unswept floor
flowers growing
out the door

Opening on garden's space
a bud of red
has made a place
and on the counter is a glass
that could contain
this rose that lasts

Faded roses, broken vase
I'm not alone
my children grace
each and every moment dear
with sounds of love
throughout the year

Faded roses, such a waste
forevermore is not this place.

Sorry about this long verse that you inspired in me--Your poem made me so sad and I know that the fix isn't as easy as that.  You are versatile.
Mike
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5 posted 01-21-2000 05:52 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for the comments.  I sentenced a young mother of three for cocaine possession today. She pretty much had hitten rock bottom.  At twenty-two, she doesn't have much of life facing her unless she makes some major changes.  Hopefully she will, if not for her sake, her childrens.
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6 posted 01-21-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike-
This is symbolically sad.
Truth be known ...
vision the children
when they are grown.

~Faded Rose
blooms no more
Try as I might
I can't recall
a time
her memory doesn't
steal my night

~Faded Rose
life is gone
no more will you
be coming home
Saddened petals
prickly thorn
from the vase
now is torn

~Faded Rose
merely a shade
of what my mother
used to be
don't send
flowers
to remind me
she's faded from
my memory
~Faded Rose



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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7 posted 01-21-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

I like your poem very much,Mike.
Sunshine
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8 posted 01-21-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Mike, your response gave me much insight into what you do.  I will continue to watch for more postings from you.

And I will go back and find the ones you've already composed...

Thanks.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Alwye
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9 posted 01-21-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

So sad Mike...so very sad..exellently done.

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha

Munda
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10 posted 01-22-2000 08:59 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This is so sad Mike and somehow it are always the children suffering. Loved the way you put it into words.
hoot_owl_rn
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11 posted 01-22-2000 09:15 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

Mike...this was very sad and touching. I can't imagine the things you see everyday and I don't envy you that at all
Mike
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12 posted 01-22-2000 12:09 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all so much for the comments.  Especially Marge and Martie for the wonderful poetic responses.
Angel4aKing
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13 posted 04-25-2014 10:12 AM       View Profile for Angel4aKing   Email Angel4aKing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel4aKing

Now this one gave me chills....awesome ... jus stopped by while working on compiling some of my own for a book....glad I found this !!!
 
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