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Yesterdays love Buries me in memories I long for times When a kiss was truly an exotic marvel I hug the sorrows of treasured losses I, a man weep, silently and alone If only you, the lady in red knew The feelings stirred inside this hardened man I toss the guns aside, fighting a fool’s game There is no true fame for a dead hero I knelt too often at the graves of my comrades My sword defends not even honor, no more I am, but a simple man As I gaze into my childhood I long for a world Where a child is never a soldier Where no heart goes unheard All roads lead to happiness No more highways to evil deeds No more Isis No more hate No more bombs from the skies I gaze upon a park bench There she is below the raven My lady in red No where to go No legs to carry her dreams away She leaves in her wake A trail of blackness The darkness of horrors The darkness of infinite pain Yet there she sits Elegant and beautiful Staring Facing down the terror Nightmares that attack ones essence An inspiration overtakes me On impulse I pick her up She has a curious look upon her What prey tell are you doing? I look her in the eyes I whisper to her I am saving my heart, not you I am redeeming my soul She has but a worried look upon her face I say fear not, I see inside of you It shall be you who saves me Your elegance My kiss Entwined As we encounter loves journey As they say It’s a walk in the park

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 8/28/2016 11:02:00 PM
Hello again Arthur...back to read this again and congratulate you on having this amazing poem featured! ; )
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Date: 2/22/2015 11:40:00 AM
A beautiful poem, Arthur! I loved its light touch on the last line. Hugs, Alicia, xx
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arthur vaso
Date: 2/22/2015 10:09:00 PM
Thanks Alicia, I really appreciate the kind words!
Date: 2/3/2015 11:03:00 AM
Arthur, please accept my huge congratulations on penning this outstanding piece! WOW! This masterpiece deserves a solid 7 from me! I love it! Pandita.
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Date: 2/22/2015 10:08:00 PM
Thank you so much Pandita!!!
Date: 2/1/2015 9:08:00 PM
This is a magnificent poem my friend. So very much to absorb when reading each line. Your walk in the park is very deep inspiration my friend. Super 7 and adding this one to my fav list!
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Date: 2/22/2015 10:08:00 PM
As usual Robert you are so kind!
Date: 1/29/2015 3:41:00 AM
This poem is simply brilliant Arthur! The picture but a bit of extra icing on the cake. I loved your poem! 7
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/1/2015 4:54:00 PM
Sorry, it was probably my impatience with my kindle taking too much time...cheers
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arthur vaso
Date: 1/30/2015 8:22:00 PM
Thank you again, this wine I am having must be good! I am seeing double!!
Date: 1/29/2015 3:40:00 AM
This poem is simply brilliant Arthur! The picture but a bit of extra icing on the cake. I loved your poem! 7
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Date: 1/30/2015 8:22:00 PM
Thank you Connie! Much appreciated.
Date: 1/28/2015 8:52:00 AM
Arthur, what an amazing poem you have created to accompany that incredible picture, I was enthralled from the first word, well done and thanks for visiting my poetry ~~
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Date: 1/30/2015 8:20:00 PM
Thank you Broken Wings, for such kind words!
Date: 1/27/2015 7:46:00 PM
Arthur,wow! The picture is incredible. It ties in well with your poem! Since you have been sharing images you have been doing amazing writes! Hey you must read my newest poems! Take care friend. Meg
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Meg Anderson
Date: 1/30/2015 9:08:00 PM
Awe you flatter me. You are a true gentleman.
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arthur vaso
Date: 1/30/2015 8:19:00 PM
Thanks Meg! One day I may even find an image as beautiful you!
Date: 1/26/2015 9:22:00 AM
Just a walk in the park...if it's that simple why is it so hard.
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arthur vaso
Date: 1/30/2015 8:17:00 PM
You got me there, maybe I will chop of my legs, and see if that helps me any....
Date: 1/26/2015 9:08:00 AM
Blooming expressions that enchant and beautify the soul! Marvelous poem, dear Arthur! No Lady in red or any other color could ever overlook such a poetic writing!
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Date: 1/30/2015 8:17:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios!
Date: 1/26/2015 1:40:00 AM
OH...how sweet is this write of yours, Arthur. Loved the pic....loved the story behind the pic. All sweet...All good.
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Date: 1/30/2015 8:15:00 PM
Thank you Eileen, your story of your mother made me think of this one!