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The smell of you

I light a candle for you this lonely night
Vanilla scented footsteps from the past.
The smell of your sweater a poignant delight
I wonder how long the memory will last.

Lavender scent to ease the empty pain
Potpourri of emotions in the smoky air.
In honeysuckle flames I see you again
Inhale the smell of aftershave in my hair.

Lose myself in pipe tobacco and peppermint
Barbeque fumes from a long lost yesterday.
Chocolate laughter that tease and hint
Of watermelon wars in the dusty hay.

Coffee memories that taunt and tease
Lost conversations in the smell of brandy.
Dusty morning air after a hard freeze
Your body heat so sweetly handy.

I light a candle for you this lonely night
Vanilla scented footsteps from the past.
Somewhere deep inside it's very tight
I wonder how long is grief supposed to last.

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  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Hi Baby, Did I Ever Tell Your Beauty ˜ How Very Sweeet You Are?? * My Love, Always, John!:) ˜

    Date: 3/5/2012 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    * . . "SMILE!!" . . *
    Date: 3/5/2012 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ...Did I Baby?? :)
  1. Date: 7/7/2009 3:31:00 PM
    My goodness girl, I am going to light a candle right after this and do some thinking. This sounds great to me. I like the essence of the piece. It smells really good and has lots of fragrance. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 3:35:00 PM
    Very beautiful... So warm and passionate.... Lovely write!

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 4:05:00 PM
    beautifully written, passionate and tender, for a loss and grief, very well done Heidie, and thank you for your comments on my new poem MOther Earth also. ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 4:27:00 PM
    am visiting this wonder of a poetic-gem again, Heidie! you really did create a memorable work of art here, my fav by far....(I read this and am just comforted by cozy thoughts) and thanks always for warm comments, jim

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 3:37:00 PM
    Such a wonderful write from the memories of you>>James

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 5:09:00 PM
    Touching poem. Your sadness comes through in these words. I liked the image of "Vanilla Scented Footsteps" a lot. Peace & Blessings Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/5/2009 1:04:00 PM
    Heidie ho! Where ya been? Been lookin' for ya, but I suspect you may have extenuating circumstances. If not, get out the poetry cap and give us a gem. BIG LOVE, daver

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 2:25:00 PM
    Just checking to see if all is okay. Miss you. God Bless. Ron

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 2:31:00 PM
    Heide, I don't know if your around, but I just came upon this treasure poem...I remember hoping my Dad's scent would last on his was the smell of my hero who I didn't. wheww..I'm actually sobbing, sorry, Jim

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 10:32:00 AM
    Heidie! What a passionate poem with beautiful rhyming. Absolutely a delight to read. The poem reminds me of a Quatrain from my book 'Rubaiyat of Josh Malihabadi -A Drop and the Ocean: O! My friends, my mentors, speak!/ Flames call out flickers speak!/ Who is veiled behind color and fragrance?/ Speak! Speak! O morning stars! Speak! / Thanks also for your encouraging comments on my poem The Domain of Pain. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 9:12:00 AM
    Lovely, amazing, so romantic! Beautiful, powerful writing, Heidie. Congratulations. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 1:23:00 PM
    Just checking on you, hope all is okay. Miss hearing from you, Blessings, Ron

  1. Date: 1/23/2009 7:19:00 AM
    Beautifully written lament of the soul. I was reminded of the cherry tobacco scent of my grandfather's pipe and a smile began to form on my face. The loss does get easier with time my friend. I thank you for sharing such a heartfelt read. and for your wonderful comments on my poem "I'll Walk The Naked Miles" God's Love and Many Blessings, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 11:22:00 AM
    very touching and warm piece of poetry, using the scents very well to get your message out. thank you for reading my Lorena and for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 1/20/2009 7:26:00 PM
    Beautiful write. Grief eases with time. The memories become bittersweet. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 1/20/2009 12:27:00 PM
    This has a sadness to it towards the end, but the memories seem to be alive with the scents. They say that a scent is the greatest trigger of memory, I believe that to be true as well. Excellent write. Michael

  1. Date: 1/18/2009 4:37:00 PM
    Wonderful imagery and heartfelt words make for moving poem. Grief is something that takes time. Blessings to you as you heal. Karen

  1. Date: 1/8/2009 11:54:00 AM
    "Hello Beautiful & Precious Heidie Buys!"~I saw Your memorable name at Saras comment box-and my heart somewhat melted with love for "You!"~I was kind of hoping that I would come to You and see that You had made it back!? But wherever "You" are? I sincerely hope that "You" are happy! And that life is treating "Your Priceless Heart" beautifully!~"My Love To 'You' Always Dear, John!"~"Happy New Year Precious Heidie Buys!":)

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 8:40:00 AM
    This is an amazing write, you really get the reader involved in your work, and I cherish many memories of loved ones I have lost over the years. Beautiful job of putting your feelings to paper. Superb!! Blessings and have a wonderful new year, Ron