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Garden of Love

I was lost as the night wrapped its ebony shades
‘round your lips like the petals on roses unfurled;
in the dark the soft crimson of welcoming smile 
left me hopeless to shun a temptation like this.

In the air like the scent of a fresh blooming rose,
drifts the musk – like a bee to the pollen I’m drawn,
so in willing surrender I happily fell
though aware of the thorns and the danger they posed.

What sweet peril, they bade me, I could not resist,
so I reached for your love and I bled and I cried
as I danced through the stems of your past and your life
and was freed from my own hidden garden of pain.

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  1. Date: 4/2/2014 5:26:00 PM
    Now that's a sweet peril, WOW! Craig, this has a small dark feel to it... Congratulations on your winning poem.... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/2/2014 1:24:00 PM
    Craig, this work is just outstanding!! Great word choice and congrats on another win!

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 6:41:00 AM
    Breathtakingly beautiful, Craig. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 1:22:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery and nice take, congrats on the fine win, craig

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
    This poem was very descriptive. I could almost smell the roses while I was reading this one. A wonderful poem, Craig! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Craig,, congratulations in The rose (Allegory) contest................. SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:58:00 PM
    nice one, Craig... PD

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 3:33:00 PM
    amazing ..beautiful I love the last verse !

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:46:00 PM
    BAM! The beauty and imagery just HIT me, then soothed me...and suddenly, I was the subject of your poem, taking chances, damning consequences. Great read!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:51:00 AM
    I knew this would be at the top, Craig!! Congrats on your winning placement! Have a great day and enjoy your time away. I do hope it's for pleasure...Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Congrats on the first place win the contest.Craig

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:08:00 AM
    A very beautiful and excellent one indeed! So like it and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend Craig . My big hearty congratulations on the job well done and your well-deserved super win! Cheers and big hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:49:00 PM
    Very good poem. Love, like all else in this earthly existence, is a gamble, that could lead you into a shamble (is that a word?)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Some roses are so tempting, and filled with thorns.......I often wonder if it might not be safer to fall in love with a daisy!.... I loved this !!! So happy to share a spot with the amazing poet who wrote this gem!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Masterfully written, my friend. Just a pleasure to read!.... Congratulations on your win.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:20:00 PM
    wow...a sensuous touch mingled with emotions...I love how you penned this piece Craig....simply gorgeous congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Very deep and well penned Craig, congrats on your poetic win xxx

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:29:00 AM
    ohhh, languid in tone and mood, craig... a semblance of country music tone here; i dig this.. i thought this was for my contest... impressive!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:16:00 PM
    We all have that gatden of pain..those stems amongst petals..And yes sometimes as i get to know other's pain i forgot my own..especially if that s hidden pain belongs to someone i see as special in my life Very deep..intriguing..comforting and beautiful..Going to my favs