To the family of Linda (may she RIP),
I am a fellow poet on PoetrySoup.com. That is where I had met Linda. She was a great inspiration to me as a fledgling poet. In December 2012 I ran a contest on PoetrySoup.com, using my newly created poetry form, Suzette Prime, as the subject of the contest. Linda's poem was one of the first place winners.
I have published a number of poetry volumes and am currently compiling a book dedicated to Suzette Prime poetry. I, hereby, respectfully request your permission to include Linda's poem in this volume, to be featured together with the other first place winners. If you so wish, I could use her full name: Linda-Marie Bariana.
SWEET TASTE OF LOVE
In memory of Linda-marie Sweet-heart
of true love
is divine essence
sprinkled from heavenly skyline by angels
hate resonates heart
dagger thrusts ---
love conquers life if hearts remain faithfully
as the golden arch shatters dreams caged in death
© 2012 Linda-marie Bariana