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Good-by Blues

The tears fell on my pillow,
as I clinched the flower tight.
The meaning of the color
would keep me awake tonight.

I found the single flower
as I walked through the door.
It had fallen off the table
and, was laying on the floor.

I bent down to retrieve it and
the sweet scent filled my nose.
I held it tenderly, admiring the,
beautiful color of the rose.

A letter from my love was 
sitting on a table close by.
I picked it up joyously, to read
words, that would make me cry.

It seems, that he didn't love me  
words that he said weren't true.
The rose was only a reminder,
that's why the color was blue.

No red, to say he loved me
Not pink that's for a sweetheart,
Nor yellow for the jealous lover
Blue, forever we would be apart.

Thorns pierce my fingers as the
petals wilt within my hand. 
Good-by my precious blue rose,
I'm moving on, you understand.


For The Blue Rose Contest






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  1. Date: 6/29/2010 9:47:00 PM
    Lovely. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 4:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Karla on your win in Mac McGovern's contest "The Blue Rose" Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 12:04:00 AM
    Excellent evocative writing full of emotion Karla.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/20/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 9:45:00 PM
    Congrats Karla on your big win in the Blue Rose contest .. a glorious write and win for u to enjoy .. amazing.. with luv Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 7:32:00 PM
    Congratualtions on your win in the contest. Love,Joyce

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 6:38:00 PM
    Kara, congratulations on placing 4th in my contest. A superbly written poem.

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 9:09:00 AM
    Great Write Karla....Good Luck in contest.....Larry

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 8:15:00 PM
    Very touching and emotional poem Karla..good luck in Mac's contest.. this one is sure to please... very creative.. with luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 7:53:00 PM
    lovely write, enjoyed this one..P.D.