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A Rose By Any Other Name

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A Rose By Any Other Name

When at a St. Andrew's halls'  dance we met
In gold were those moments set.
We synchronised so sweetly
Without awkwardness or gaucherie.
Hours like seconds sped
Our present to our future wed
But that reverie did melt
The way that Eden  itself did wilt..

Trepidation on Boots' corner grew
To meet you on our first rendezvous.
Glistening was the pavement wet
As the seconds like hours crept

Were butterflies afflicting you
As your bus near the city drew?
Our first meeting had been so heart-true
Could our first date fall through?
No,it blossomed and it grew.

Auguries fair were in the air
Glittering prizes were ours to share.
Your aunt the perfect match us deemed
And so to all  it seemed
But beware the tree of knowledge.

We eventually split
though still one in spirit.
Yet one glimmer of hope remained
A letter from Calella came
But answer there was not
The die was  cast
The spell it broke.

From then until now
Perhaps that omission is our sorrow
Our beds were elsewhere made
And" Of it make the best,"we prayed.

Would our union have been heaven sent?
But those golden moments refulgent 
Forever were enshrined in my memory 
At least.

An epitaph must now be written
For Death has my sweet Rose smitten
My golden girl was taken today
Eternity is but a breath away.

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  1. Date: 2/19/2011 6:42:00 PM
    Nice write well penned, denis

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 3:35:00 PM
    sometimes a memory is all we have to look back but it's special and dear , enjoyed your write,..p.d.