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A Brittle Rose

I was wrong to think that roses would last forever You brought them to me that day so long ago My heart was captured by your boyish smile You were not yet a man and that I didn't know We made promises and our hearts were glad But you were gone when life began to show its face Now I'm left with only those dry and brittle roses And memories of that time that I can not erase

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 11/26/2014 6:41:00 PM
Great imagery Barbara.
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Date: 11/25/2014 11:12:00 AM
Nicely done Barbara, to capture a moment in time with clarity, the fact that in the poem you still have the roses says something..
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Date: 11/25/2014 9:39:00 AM
Nothing quite so dry that can bring wet tears as a "Brittle Rose." Great stuff, Barb
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Date: 11/25/2014 9:40:00 AM
Oh! and love to you, daver
Date: 11/25/2014 9:23:00 AM
A poignant write so beautifully expressed...real life with all its messiness can change sad. Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 11/25/2014 8:04:00 AM
Memories time cannot erase. So sad Barbara. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 11/25/2014 6:39:00 AM
Beautiful imagery yet oh so sad - my husband has never brought me roses - guess after 25 years I'd panic if he ever did lol:-) Hugs jan xx
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