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Red Hibiscus

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Red Hibiscus

A single red hibiscus flower
Waits for me this very hour
In my garden small and quaint
Reminding me of one dear saint.
Who knew me when 
I was a dream back then
Before my time and hour came
Giving my heart its burning flame. 
While here I rest, ponder and gaze
At this beauty of beauties in the shade.
Amazed at the way it bends in the breeze
As if genuflecting next to me
Hands together, petal to petal
Love upon me gently settles
Deep within my aching heart
Praying for a brand new start. 
Here inside this garden gate  
Where whispers of my mother waits 
With love beyond the grave’s cold ground
In this red hibiscus flower found.   

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  1. Date: 11/17/2014 10:42:00 PM
    Vivid and touching imagery. Thanks for sharing such a personal experience.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Congratz on being featured I know why to excellent poetry

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:39:00 PM
    Terrell, Congratulations, on having your poem Featured on the Poetry Soup's home page. Take care & Goodnight... -xox- *LINDA

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 4:53:00 AM
    lovely poem congrats on feature Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:45:00 AM
    firstly the title caught my eyes, and when i read a tug at my mind, tears and emotion were on high, the love embedded hibiscus sigh. thank you, it was precious

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:22:00 PM
    My dear Terrell, I'm so happy to read your precious gems this morning as very lovely tributes to one of the most precious jewels in our life in this world. I love so much the image of this poem as well, the personification of this beautiful flower (i can imagine it), as it genuflects....praying ..where whispers of your mother waits.. oh... so touching. I love this heartfelt write again. Thank you so much for sharing your great love my dear. God bless you! You're a great poet too! God bless! LG

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:39:00 PM
    this inspires.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:24:00 AM
    The dreamlike sequence of words that flow from your pen seem to mesmerize and take me to this place of memories. Beautiful words Terry, so intricately given in remembrance of your mother. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 10:35:00 PM
    Terrell,, love your couplets. Thank you for this awesome poem. Goodnight :-)~ PD

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:04:00 AM
    A lovely way to describe the feelings in Terrell, well written. - Wish you a nice new week. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)