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It's no poppy field

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It's no poppy field

Love is not
for the weak-hearted
who fall
at the slightest gust of charm

no, it is not a fairy-tale
containing nothing but words 
of white horses
and happy endings

Sometimes, love wears thorns
and cleverly hides itself
behind the gesture of a rose
or worse yet
a man with no flowers at all

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  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 8:50:00 PM
    Melissa - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 4:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:51:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/31/2008 10:03:00 PM
    A very well-written reminder of the reality of loving and sharing the good with the bad. This is an excellent selection to be featured this week. Congratulations, Melissa!

  1. Date: 10/31/2008 11:02:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this week. It is a superb write. I like the line, "Sometimes, love wears thorn". How true! Sometimes, love also drinks hemlock. Keep writing. Mohammad

  1. Date: 10/31/2008 9:21:00 AM
    Melissa, I enjoyed the reality you have included into your poem about love as yes in deed love is many elements of relationship. Congratulations for being featured dear Lady... MPK

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 7:19:00 PM
    Melissa -Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 8:36:00 AM
    Man should know better. Fowers speak louder than words. Congratulations on your poem being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 9:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 6:00:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts on love or maybe the lack of it. This is a thought provoking poem. Congratulations on having it featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 4:33:00 PM
    Awesome to read this again. Congrats on a most well deserved featured write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 4:53:00 PM
    Well, that is very well said, and sadly true. No flowers at all, is inexcusable. Excellent write. Love, Shar