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Elm trees shed their trembling leaves, 
the scorch of daylight dies, and evening drips 
in pools of reddish hue as I bereave                                                                               
the absence of my heart's desire.

Happiness, a blessing I may never feel again
is slipping from my memory, as distant as the moon;
'neath sunlit skies I roam for miles to look for rain
in search of solace, for my spirit's sorely hewn.

Her gleaming beauty doth illuminate the night, 
sets flares to shame, outshines the blushing rose!
I'd trade my wealth, halt the oceans in their flight 
if only she'd forgive me, put an end to all my woes.   

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  1. Date: 7/23/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Oh Keith, I'm sure she will forgive you! You've kindness that one can never forget, it would surely out-weight any problematic grievances! I hope things pan out for you, Keith!! love, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:30:00 PM
    AWesome imagery, Keith. It has such a feeling to it of the old classic poems. The title much befits it. Lovely!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 6:03:00 AM
    great write Keith

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 3:37:00 PM
    An excellent poem on heartache. Ahhh she is upset and you would do anything to win her back and put an end to your woes. Reminds me of the song Nothing but a Heartache. Hope your woes are gone soon. love phyl

    Date: 7/10/2012 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    song by Bonnie Tyler
  1. Date: 7/10/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Reminds me of the theme of the Beatles song "Yesterday". Hope you and yours are well and keep up the good poetry Peace & blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 9:34:00 AM
    Keith - I just read this again and the second stanza found my soul at its core. I can't believe its impact passed me by yesterday. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 5:16:00 PM
    if she could but read this poem, she'd forgive you in a minute!

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 6:47:00 AM
    There you go again........ poet heart bleeding words so rare. "sets flares to shame" love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 10:15:00 PM
    so sad .i like the unique symbols here the poet uses to express the depth of pain and loneliness .thank you for sharing .jk

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Wow, Kieth, you have surely written a spectacular write! I am in awe of its wondrous splendor! If I could only write a quarter of what you have described in this illustrious poem! I am amazed at its beauty! I really do love this lovely write! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Its so true.Very beautifully expressed.