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X Angel
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0 posted 05-27-2000 02:20 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for X Angel

'neath a rose of fairest white
with fallen petals underfoot
two lovers met one night
of passioned kisses soon partook

hand to heart, a quiet pledge
beheld by fate, on clandestine eve
tho' ne'er more earnest words he pled
"Fair maid, I'll leave not thee."

clutching his palm unto her breast
gently wiping their tears away
"By your love I am truly bles't"
was all that she could say

true love, cruel fate would soon plunder
her father knew their lover's masquerade
and soon had rent their lives asunder
her love felt he had been betrayed

he left with morn's pale dawn
without him life was death she found
her love for life from her drawn
and soon she fell on mossy ground

and dreampt of happier times
her sleep stretched from year to year
and soon her father wept for his crime
his life slipping past in crystal tears

for he had stolen her smile, as if a thief
yet was powerless fate to change
but somewhere deep with-in lingered peace
after cruel emotions spent their range

her father cried for his fastest steed
and mounted fierce and quick
"Find her love!", was his decree
"My daughter's fallen sick!"

through mountain, meadow, hill and dale
a frenzied search o'ertook the land
meanwhile she grew ever pale
as sorrow pervaded the land

her love lived on a mountain high
far from life's biting pain
near where he could touch the sky
and taste the soft cool rain

he never forgot his maiden fair
the rain, her kisses upon his lips
each night, in dreams, he stroked her golden hair
and drank her beauty in gentle sips

unwillingly, yet deep in his heart
her voice lingered ever still
no time or fate will keep apart
ev'n if mortal self were killed

her father stopped near a cottage dim
and called "Come sir I need thee now,
my daughter's life grows ever thin
know this, sir, my pledge my vow."

"I'll hold no harm to thee
if thou but comest to her side,
and let her soul fly free.
I swear by these words I will abide!"

morn and night passed away
and her heart beat gentle still
"Oh what can be the delay!"
was her father's anxious trill

one day as the sun awoke
and light fell soft upon her face
her lover's name she bespoke
a soon a hush fell o'er the place

murmers shook the crowd
as her eyes beheld her father's smile
and then she laughed aloud
"Awake am I, it's been awhile!"

"Yet, where's my one true love?"
Upon hearing this, to his knee fell
and once more his pledge he troth
"I've braved earth and sky and hell

to be once more by your side.
I'll ne'er leave again, this I swear,
it was as if my heart had died.
My life is yours to share,

I want naught in life but thee."
she gazed upon her handsome one
"My life to you I bequeath."
and in those simple words, her life had just begun




 "Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
--William Shakespeare






[This message has been edited by X Angel (edited 05-27-2000).]
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Colin
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1 posted 05-27-2000 02:27 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

WOW!!! I popped on here for the first time in ages today amd I'm glad I did! I see that you're still writing good ones X  
Yep, I loved it.... very fairy-tale-esque (that's a real word, honest! It's just the dictionaries are so behind the times
X Angel
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2 posted 05-27-2000 02:31 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I love a good fairy story...yanno ya always wish the prince gets the girl in the end  .
Thanks for your kind reply...
~Heather
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3 posted 05-27-2000 08:11 AM       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

XAngel~
I enjoyed the fairy tale of this piece.
~*Marge*~



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4 posted 05-27-2000 09:19 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I loved this...what a story! I couldn't wait to see how it ended and I'm so glad it was happy! Thank you for such a superb read!  
Kit McCallum
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5 posted 05-27-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I read this with rapt attention as if turning pages from an angelic fairy-tale. Wonderfully done X Angel!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Nan
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6 posted 05-27-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

WOW.... This is hardly what I expected to see from you when I opened this post... You've outdone yourself - and that's no easy chore.... I love it, I love it, I love it.....
Poertree
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7 posted 05-28-2000 05:24 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

heather

you are just brilliant at stories like this   or is it r/l??  

philip

X Angel
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8 posted 05-28-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Thanks guys for your replies  
I struggle with rhyming so this was a stretch for me....

Ohhh and Philip...it's real life! I am stuck in the 2000's when I belong in medieval times.
  
~H

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9 posted 05-28-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Wow..You're so good at those fairy tales.   I was captivated of course.  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


 
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