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No Looking Back, M'lady

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No Looking Back, M'lady

No looking back, m'lady.
to the long days spent in that garden. 
No looking back 
on the labors of love --	
watering and pruning and waiting.
You remember the vibrant smell
of un-cut lilacs on the bush.

You are no longer a lady in waiting.
For he has chosen you to
replace his first love.
Wearing now her fine clothes
which you helped fashion
into their loveliness.
Do not be ill-at-ease.

Recalling how often on your knees
you polished this very same floor
to perfection.
Be reminded of your new task.
Your new calling - you must make of him
the man he never was, the man he can be.
No looking back, m'lady.


by Reason A. Poteet
Romantic




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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 7:58:00 PM

    Enjoyed the write and congrats on the fine win, Reason

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 4:27:00 PM

    Hello, Reason! Congrats on your nice poem and great win! 7 G.

    Poteet Avatar Reason A. Poteet Date: 1/31/2014 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the honor of a place in your contest. Impressive contest.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:22:00 PM

    Reason, a nice little free verse poem :-) congratulations~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:23:00 PM

    Very elegant well written poem! Thank you for submitting this to my contest.

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:25:00 PM

    Very well written. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 2:51:00 PM

    Sort of "My Fair Lady" turned upside down, I gather. Very nice! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:27:00 PM

    Reason, :-) Congratulations ~ Thanks for supporting my "descriptive poem" contest. Always yours truly* Linda

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:24:00 PM

    This is both alluring and disturbing at the same time. A very effective piece.

    Poteet Avatar Reason A. Poteet Date: 3/23/2013 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard, glad to hear your comments. Have a great day!