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Flowers,,,Beautiful Flowers

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Flowers,,,Beautiful Flowers

Flowers...beautiful flowers.

These flowers will not replace my friend.
Their beauty will soon go the way of life-
Fade and wither and then take flight.

Piled upon this mound of dirt to mark our sorrow,
Offered as a sacrifice to soothe our souls.
Petal nor thorn could save this rose.

Like flowers cut down in height of beauty,
This face that bloomed and wore big smiles,
Is covered here to rest awhile.

Then beyond the markers numbered many,
Placed in rows to make order of death,
I saw something that took my breath.

Flowers...colorful flowers...that filled
The field yet fallow...waiting for the day
When friends and family gather...and pray.

Flowers...beautiful flowers.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 10:40:00 PM
    Congrats Ray on having this poem make it to first round competition in PS contest.. G.L. luv..

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Ray. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 1:25:00 PM
    Enjoyed the read and sentiments here Ray..

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 11:52:00 AM
    Hello Ray, how are you? It has been awhile since I've said hello to you, but this wonderful poem caught my eye again. Such a treasure, and so worthy to be featured this week, So I'm glad I found it once again. Such a beautiful tribute! Hope all is well with you!! Have a good summer! Carrie

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 6:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Ray. May your poetry bring inspiration to others as they read it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 7:59:00 AM
    Congratulations Ray on your win in Francine Robert's contest "Flowers". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 12:12:00 PM
    Hi Ray - Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Francine's "Flower" contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 7:55:00 AM
    A beautiful, tender and poignant poem...so beautifully done, Ray....! Congratulations, on this well deserved win!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 7:34:00 AM
    how radiant, ray!! heads up to you for the great win..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 5:46:00 AM
    Congrats Ray on your wonderful win in the Flowers contest with this impressive piece luv.. enjoy another sweet success with luv..

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 10:43:00 PM
    There is something so soothing about flowers that they soften even the toughest days. congratulations onyour win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 8:18:00 PM
    Did I ever fave this one. If not, I am going to. Congratulations on the win of your most awesome poem, RAy.LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest, Ray

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:17:00 PM
    I knew this would rank high, Ray. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:03:00 PM
    beautiful indeed, congrats on your second place win in my contest Ray

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 9:19:00 PM
    Ray, we place flowers on graves to help ease our sorrow. This custom has always perplexed me and we took a few of the beautiful floral arrangements home when we buried my father. A sad poem, but beautifully written. Best wishes in Francine's contest with this unique and touching entry. Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 10:28:00 AM
    A wonderful write. I just lost a cousin a few days ago, and he will be laid to rest tomorrow. This submission reminded me of him.

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 4:04:00 PM
    oh, my, this is an approach I was thinking of myself for the contest on flowers! You did this beautifully, Ray. A highest rating.

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 6:28:00 AM
    A comfort in time of sorrow..Something to lay hold to that there is hope and life after death..Enjoyed your work..If for the contest, good luck..Thanks for stopping by..Sara