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Penned Promises

        Penned Promises

I will give to you a bouquet of words
more fragrant than the flowers
I will choose each one specifically
from the silence of the bowers.

Imbue them with a lover’s touch,
kiss them with such passion
as to make the pages blush
at words written in this fashion.

Each petal-word fine wound to stem
will carry love’s lament
that it is now unable
to bask in your sweet scent,

hold to you in outstretched hand
penned promises on white
to guide us through these distant days
and dreams to ease us through the night.

contest – A Poem in Paradise”
sponsor – Isaiah Zerbst



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  1. Date: 7/23/2014 8:48:00 PM

    Beautiful, I love it, congrats to you, John. R K
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 4:31:00 PM

    John :) Thank you for the sweet reply, on my comment. I'm a little late, getting back to all the replies, left a while back. XOX ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 12:33:00 PM

    lovely write and a worthy winner. hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 9:13:00 AM

    Lovely and romantic...even "the pages blush"! Congratulations, John; this is a much deserved win. // paul
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 8:24:00 AM

    Big congrats on your fine win my friend!!!
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 8:22:00 AM

    Lovely piece, congratulations.
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:40:00 AM

    Congratulations to you John for your great win which is well-deserved. This is such a beautiful romantic write - just lovely. Warmest regards!
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 6:30:00 AM

    Penned promises on white!.. Genius!.. Congrats on a great win, John my friend!.. Hugs.. Arlene
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 5:32:00 AM

    A very wonderful write John,, elegant words ,,and promises penned,, loved this one !congrats on huge win!
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 8:41:00 AM

    will someone pls give me a bouquet of words? crazy beautiful write :)
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 10:35:00 PM

    John, a beautiful gift, indeed. Your words, paint and print the perfect bouquet of words. I enjoyed the imagery, in a dreamy kind of way. Awesome poem, LINDA
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 9:33:00 PM

    John, a noble entry that I am sure will do well in the contest!