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In the Sun's Last Glow

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In the Sun's Last Glow

On her terrace where she once had viewed a crimson field, she stands recalling heroes who were battling their foe. She still can feel the terror! How her poor heart reeled thinking of her lover fighting on the field below, with others on that plain bathed red as the sun dipped low. The brave men lie in caskets which now are concealed beneath a plain that ran with blood, where bright irises now grow. She thinks of her own strong brave man, draped in white and sealed forever in a casket too. He was her Romeo. The sorrow flooding her she had never thought to know. She looks down from her terrace with a heart that won’t be healed. The mighty dead now lie in grassy fields. . . and lo! Around the graves are swords, which are green blades revealed with *purple flags that softly wave as a May wind starts to blow and she is bathed in red again, there in the sun’s last glow. * Purple flags refer to the name of the purple iris that resembles a flag

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 4:55:00 PM

    love the images of your purple mountains majesties " iris " I read below you have won with it, and I see why ;} glad you liked my Starry Night kitty poem ;}, sorry I haven't posted new poems. I want to like them before I post. I know it's "crazy" ;} <3 <3 <3

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:24:00 AM

    Andrea, congrats on your well deserved victory. Beautiful poem. G.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:28:00 PM

    Interesting... A balance of beauty and horror, power and sensitivity. A much deserved win. Congrats... Jack

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 7:08:00 PM

    Back to back congratulations eh Petal, does it get any better. Great write deserved its place. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:11:00 PM

    Beautiful write, definitely deserved to win...Peter

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:25:00 AM

    HI Andrea wow great poem , deserving of the placement. congrats my friend. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:17:00 PM

    I remember this one...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 8:17:00 PM

    Hi Andrea congrats on you well deserved win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:29:00 PM

    Nice metaphors! Congrad's on your fine verse winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:21:00 PM

    Congratulations on your top spot in the contest..... I really enjoyed this one... Love ya....Jake

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 10:49:00 AM

    B R I L L I A N T !!! Impeccable flow and rhyme... such a powerful and compelling piece. KUDOS to you!!!!! Love, Keith :)

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:11:00 AM

    A belated congratulations on your win in Francine's "3 Forms, 3 Themes" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:25:00 AM

    Such a well deserved win, beautiful images. and the words just flow into my mind. OCngratulations.

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:21:00 AM

    congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:06:00 AM

    I am jealous of you and your rhyme scemes. Wish I could do them that way! Not surprised this is a winner and congratulations!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 3:43:00 AM

    Loved it right when I read it first...Congratulations!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 2:23:00 AM

    Andrea, congrats on your win, ha ha, I knew it was a winner..David

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 12:05:00 AM

    Congratulations on your heart tugging poem and your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 11:20:00 PM

    wow- about all I can say 'bout that. Congraats on your win !

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 10:17:00 PM

    congrats Andrea on your win in the "Broken Heart" section of the contest, this theme was the toughest to judge with so many outstanding entries

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 2:00:00 PM

    how sad! like how you started and returned to the red imagery for the broken heart. good luck in the contest! btw, i have no idea what happened to natalie. she just disappeared...

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 9:12:00 PM

    The retrospective scene u wrote of in the first stanza is outstanding...Hooked me in quickly...I read this a few days ago...gonna save it or I will forget it later...Nice touch to begin and end with an image of the sun too...Loving this one! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 1:57:00 PM

    just love this touching write, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:01:00 AM

    I think its lovely and terrible....an excellent piece for sure!

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 10:42:00 PM

    Terrific entry, Andrea! So beautiful! You won! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 10:24:00 AM

    Sad but indeed marvelous one. Expression touches very high to the rhythm of heart and compels to heal with that. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 10:24:00 PM

    love it babe , bit sad but good 4 me

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 2:09:00 PM

    Great Imagery here within the wistful nature of the piece Andrea, well done..)

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:55:00 PM

    The silent sounds of battle cries. That tell the tales of all man's lies. The sun will bake the blood stained tears. That slowly fade through out the years.

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 10:44:00 PM

    Lovely poem

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