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Eternity of Tears

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Eternity of Tears

The fields are full of daisies
The skies are sapphire blue;
By the arbor in the garden
I wait, my love for you.
The garden blooms with poppies
Their flame burns bright and gay;
With scent of rose and honey
Will you come to me today?

Through the hours together
In scented copse we lie;
In the blaze of golden weather
Beneath a deep blue sky.
When we would have our pleasure
For such a transitory stay;
Should we squander leisure
Will you come to me today?

Life has not much to offer
Man has naught to lose;
This day chance agrees to proffer
What we dare not now refuse.
We will take this fleeting hour
In this silent hazy gloom;
While the poppies are in flower
And the roses are in bloom

If time remembers later
And tries to claim her due;
Our grieving will be greater
Than the wonder I had with you.
When ignited by your laughter
Through sad and lonely years
I will find in the hereafter
An eternity of tears.

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  1. Date: 5/18/2012 7:52:00 PM
    In matters of the heart, ladies have so many more layers of expression than we men. I believe that this poem could only have been written by a lady, with its insights and its grasp of the deeper levels of human relationships. There is beauty in the descriptions of nature, but a far more profound understanding of love, either blooming or fading. I have much to learn!

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 1:49:00 AM
    I loved to come back to read your poems Elizabeth, sometimes randomly sometimes in order. you always have a special scent that I found simply enchanting.

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 11:39:00 AM
    Speechless!!!!! This is so good. I hope its in your book. Best..Jon

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 8:46:00 AM
    so sweet of a write,,,,and i hope you dont mind i sent you a thank you on your mail.......i am so glad i get to read your poetry and have became friends with you,,,you are a wonderful presence here on the soup....

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 5:27:00 PM
    My poem - Love Never Loses its Own - was written after my wife passed away, it dealt with the love that was and the fact that to me the love we had was so strong that though separated, we were only as far away from each other as the touch of our fingers - to me, that is true love - never endling, never lost.

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:38:00 PM
    Oh Elizabeth this is so very beautiful, thank you for uplifting the heart, you are a woman of great feeling. Thank you. Love Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 9:45:00 PM
    This poem is so beautiful that I simply must read it again and again.

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 5:19:00 PM
    very pretty.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 11:53:00 AM
    Your title drew me in, Elizabeth and your write just reiterated it so well.... wonderful flow to this, a sad yet beautiful write! :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 11:22:00 AM
    No, no, no... you are the one who can write..........George

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 11:01:00 AM
    I love the way your poetry flows, Elizabeth. This is sad but so beautiful. You always pack a punch

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 10:29:00 AM
    This is such a sad write and I could feel the sadness in each line. Beautiful poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 9:51:00 AM
    A beautiful sad poem... I was drained emotionally! God! :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 1:07:00 AM
    Heartfelt longings rolled into this emotionley rich write Lizzie..real pleasure in reading.......

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 10:22:00 PM
    * “Trying To Gather My Bearings * Step Through This Tiny Glass Curtain * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Elizabeth * Smile Into Your Endless Oceans Eyes * Softly Wipe The Tear From Your Precious Cheek * Trace Your Silk Lips * Make You Smile * Thank You * For The Kind Sweet & Joyful Visit * Still As Stirring & Beautiful A Poem As Afore, Yet * Beauty Is Beauty * My Luv, Always * Sarah.”

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 12:28:00 PM
    Love is for the hopeful. To mend their broken hearts. And days gone by can only lie. If sadness never parts.

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 11:00:00 AM
    A wonderfully flowing write here dear poet ! A true rhyme Elizabeth ! Have a wonderful week my friend....much love, james

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:46:00 AM
    youre a genius omg!!!!!!!!! your wisdom is beyond any i have known and you express it through your writing/poetry

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:44:00 AM
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! youre poetry is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this rhyme it is always a pleasure to come here 7up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 4:42:00 PM
    YOU PUT A FIRE UNDER MY SEAT. THE WORDS JUST POURED. Hope you like it! I would love to post ours together. Can you imagine if others try this? Your words struck a match. Surely, others have experienced this and would love to have a go. Hope you find it tasteful, and that you like its contrast. Hugs, dear, you are a jewel here. PS. In case the rumours start, I am straight, married and happy ;-) This is sisterhood at its finest. Fist bump from cheeky me.

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