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A love story for the aged

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I wrote this poem thinking of my folks,  as you all know my Tad  died end of January,  my folks were very loving. We all miss him so.


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A love story for the aged

The bed was strewn with rose petals
The heady perfume filled the air
Had showered , smothered on body cream
Shampooed and blow dried my hair

Was wearing the new nightie
I hadn’t worn before
Am getting quite excited
Hmm  is that someone at the door

Was a policeman standing  there
Asking me my name
Was I on my own
His eyes were full of pain

Sorry I have to tell you
But your man was knocked down today
Was on the pedestrian crossing
Been to the florist I would say

He is in a critical condition
We will take you to him now
Will have to dress won’t be long
Gave a puff to make the candles go

Grabbed my phone 
Took a photo of what he hadn’t seen
Was quickly at his bedside
I turned a shade of green

He looked so ill my man
But managed to open his eyes
Sorry I messed up the evening
I smiled didn’t want to say lies

Hey I can show you what you missed love
Took a photo just for you
He managed to take a quick look
But couldn’t manage two

My man is in a coma 
But he knows our love is still strong
Smiled when he saw my nightie
Cos I still had it on

He died knowing that I loved him
Was so precious to me
That our love has stayed through the ages
Still as strong at 73.


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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Seren, another beautiful poem from your talented hand. Rick

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:58:00 AM
    A well written sad poem. congrats on the win:)

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dinda,,,Seren
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Seren, :-) Congratulations ~ Thanks for supporting my "descriptive poem" contest. Always yours truly* Linda

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/24/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you PD...Seren
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:39:00 AM
    like Rollo says, this is amazing,Seren, this writing is so sincere, feels like it is personal,, to you that is....

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/10/2013 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bet my mam's nightie was flannelette. Hehe now thats romantic.. Lol
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Hello Seren, what an outstanding write this is, it's a shame he missed the nightie. Rollo

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/9/2013 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Rollo u liked my little story did you. Well its all usually about young love, thought I would wite about an older couple.. Was thinking about my own folks..... Seren
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:11:00 PM
    My goodness what a story! Light & Love

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/10/2013 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie ....Seren