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Tragic Love

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Tragic Love

They made their camp across the tracks upon the edge of town.
Their colored wagons in a circle, anchored to the ground.
Each night their music could be heard drifting through the air.
Their singing and their dancing, a tradition that they shared.

They cooked their food by fire and they bathed inside the pond.
But none would cross the railroad tracks or venture much beyond.
‘No gypsies, tramps or thieves allowed,’ written on a sign.
‘No crossing back and forth, in either way across the line.’

But there were two who crossed the line at midnight every night.
Their burning love ignited underneath the starry light.
No wooden sign or words of hate could separate the two.
Their passion was undying, and their love was strong and true.

Sadly, the two lovers did not know the strength of hate.
Until they were discovered and they met their tragic fate.
Now their ghosts still meet at midnight underneath the moon.
Two lovers bound forever, their love was gone too soon.
 

April 26, 2012

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  1. Date: 5/28/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Hey, I am seeing you on the winners' list. BIG congrats. A well deserved win!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/28/2012 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, Thank you very, very much! I really appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 5/25/2012 5:09:00 AM
    a wonderful poem and a well-deserved win! i enjoyed reading this.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/25/2012 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much ilene! I do appreciate your comment ...Samia
  1. Date: 5/24/2012 11:44:00 PM
    congrats on your fascinating win,samia..:) huggs!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/25/2012 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much nette! :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2012 7:00:00 PM
    Samia,, Congratulations in, Lisa's contest. It's been sweet reading many of the winners out here this week.. Take care~ PD

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/24/2012 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi PD, Thank you very much. Yes, there have been a lot of really nice poems to enjoy this week. :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2012 7:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Samia. Love, Carol

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/24/2012 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Carol, Thank you so very much! :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2012 1:50:00 AM
    Samia congrats on your win..David

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/24/2012 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much David! :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2012 3:42:00 PM
    Excellent spirit of the gypsy in this one. Congratulations on your win in Lisa's contest. Hugs, catie :)

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/23/2012 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Catie, Thank you very much for your kind comment! :)
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 3:43:00 PM
    Samia, your poem gave me chills. How sad it is that we still have such separation among society's classes. The tragic ending reminded me very much of Romeo and Juliet. Their love was gone too soon as well. Fantastic work! Best wishes in the contest, Samia. Love, Carolyn

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/28/2012 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carolyn, Thank you so much. I'm so glad that you liked this poem. I try to write happy love stories but it is difficult for me and I always wind up writing love poems with sad endings. Thank you again! Love, Samia
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:04:00 AM
    you know, this could be for the gypsy contest AND the ghost contest!! I love it!!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/28/2012 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, I hadn't thought about that! Thank you very much for your comment Andrea! :)
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 4:40:00 PM
    This was alluring and inviting..Enjoyed the story and the rhyme and rhythm of the work brought one right along until the finish..Enjoyed reading this eve..Sara

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/27/2012 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there Sara, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed my story! :)
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 2:34:00 PM
    beautiful piece indeed, my friend.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/27/2012 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Jack! I do appreciate it. :)
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 12:17:00 PM
    So sad......this is a sad story Samia,but very well written. - Have a lovely weekend to you. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/27/2012 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne Lise, Thank you very much. You have a great weekend too! :)