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To Duke

I woke up from the cradles of slumber
My morning eyes opened slowly
My mind frolicked and sang with peace
Remembering your words 
So kind, so memorable were they!
So sweet, so genuine are you!
The mere thought of you takes away the assertive blue

It is a wonder I have come across your mind
It is a blessing like no other—a true, treasurable find!
And there are no words that can truly give you the honor you deserve
But take these, please!
And know there is so much more. . .
So much more that I wish to offer you

Your never-ending thoughtfulness and attention
Has filled me with unremitting appreciation
You really are a beautiful light to my world
Cheering my melancholy with joy
I have never found someone quite like you
And that is the beauty of it all
Finding the gold
The sunlight smiling for your marvelous shine
Finding truth
There is just no other like you!
I would never turn my eyes away
There is just no possible way

That is a blessing I count close to the heart
Finding you, such a rare piece!
Finding you in a churning world of excitement and chaos
Finding you with such delight and gratitude

Thank you so much, Duke!
Thank you for being you!

-Dedicated to a very fine poet named Duke Beaufort-

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 1:47:00 PM
    I hope Duke is blushing down there! He should be...what an honor!

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 7:08:00 PM
    wow, Laura, this poem is not for me, but I appreciate you writing a poem for, Duke. I was on my way to read one of Duke's poem's right now. Then I'd seen the title on your poem. This is a good dedication. I'm taking much pride in reading your poetry. I'm adding this poem to my fav's as a reminder on how caring his last comment touched my heart.... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:20:00 PM
    I can identify with the complexity and richness of your work. It is something to think about during the day. The way you describe melancholy, for example, just reverberates for me. So, I hope you will continue to do what you do. I appreciate your most kind comments and am looking forward to each and every poem you will write.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Laura, I am blushing. Your work is really sensational and stands on its own. You have a remarkable connection to both halves of the brain, and the way you tap into your thoughts and feelings is exciting. I will continue to be a big fan. I am holding down a full time job and have a lot on my plate, however, you have no idea how much pleasure I derive from reading your unusual and revealing words. The way you put your thinking down into black and white is something very, very special.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 2:32:00 PM
    This is just so absolutely sweet and lovely! I really like it, darlin'. Hope you are having a day as beautiful as your poem is, hugs! :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:05:00 PM
    - A really nice poem to a man I also appreciate, Laura. - Thank you for writing it with your beautiful words. - Have a nice new week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)