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                 Written by: Catie Lindsey

love you because
I've been dead inside
for so many dark and barren days
a parched and dry patch of soil
where seedlings withered away.

Then a spark took to flame
feeding only on what I feel
and grew so swiftly to a magenta blaze
when my ears met the consonants of your name.

Sound ~
   sound ~
      rain on me
as I meld into the flame
of your heart beating close to mine
setting days and nights aflame.

And standing here
(Did I say 'standing?')
as the sun sets on our love
walking into the horizon
softly I'll call your name...

O Love...
   O Love.

And if a breeze awakens you
in the deepest silence of night
turn not to the left or right

turn me not away
but enter into the holy chamber
as I meld into your magenta blaze.

                 Rewrite of Catie Lindsey's -  BECAUSE
You have made me love you
Even when I was a patch
Of soil parched and dry
Where birds ate the seeds sown
For lack of love’s rain

But when your name fell on my terrain
Your fire purged and cleansed me
Opening the floodgates
As it rain and rain and rain

The thundering of your heart 
Fueled my flutter
Love’s passion enveloped me
As days and nights is one in flame

Together we take a stand
To love until the set of life’s sun
Viewing the horizon
Your name shall be my last breath 

O darling…
    Sweet love.

If you awaken by the fanning of my breath
In the core of night’s silence
Be not by anything else be distracted 

Reciprocate my yearning 
Let love’s fire rekindle
The smoldering afterglow’s ember 

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:15:00 PM
    Joy, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 10:04:00 AM
    soupmail! hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's "Re-Write" contest Joy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:30:00 AM
    An excellent write Joy, congratulations on your win in Catie's contest. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 9:21:00 AM
    congratulations on your win friend Joy. cheers!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 9:23:00 PM
    Joy, congratulations with your win...pd

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 8:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Joy! hugs:)LG

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 5:55:00 PM
    congrats on your win with this splendid poem Joy

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Thanks was my pleasure to try to emulate you in doing a rewrite of yours. Thanks! One love. Joy

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 12:49:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 6:58:00 AM
    This was such a pleasure to read, I returned to it... Congratulations on your win, Joy. Love, Su

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 6:33:00 AM
    Ah, Joy, I can really feel the love you poured into this one. You've done an awesome job with your re-write. Congratulations on your win in my re-write contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 9:34:00 AM
    Marvelous rewrite Joy.....your captured the beauty of love and passion as Catie did. Hugs

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Joy this is an amazing re-write of Catie's poem. Excellence. This is sure to get Catie's attention - Shaz

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 1:23:00 AM
    wow, I love BOTH your poems and I bet anything CAtie is gonna put THIS one on her list.

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 1:30:00 PM
    You have harmonized perfectly with Catie's poetic venture, excellent combination, I wish to see it top the list, a fav. One love, share & partake, vie

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 10/12/2012 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Vienna. Appreciate your comment.
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:30:00 PM
    ‡ I Rushed As Soon As I Finished Viewing The Last Beautiful Line, Beautiful Gifted Catie And Joy, To Place This Masterpiece Of Love Divine Into My Most Cherished In Faves. Hard To Imagine That Anyone Could Write Something So Stirring And Beautiful, Let Alone Two. I Can Feel These Mesmerizing Words Swimming Deep Inside My Veins. Breathe I Say. Love, Rachel ‡

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 10/12/2012 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Smiles here Rachel...thanks for your review. One love!