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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.


This was written with my folks in mind, unfortunately Tad died in Jan 2012

Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS

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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:)

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    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

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    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....

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    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

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    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

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


    Thank you Debbie ....Seren