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A Rose By Night

Softly bathed in pale moonlight
I came to greet a rose by night
Delicate was this blossom fair
That spread her perfume through the air

So captivated by her charms
For want to hold her in my arms
But passing through the shadows deep
This love I saw I could not keep

Another held my lovely rose
As the moonlight sadly did expose
Tight and warm was their embrace
As tears of heartbreak streaked my face
This is my soul of ice cold fire
That burns with rage and sweet desire
Crumbled fragments of heart remain
Shattered dreams and endless pain

I’ll tell it to the nightingale
So it can sing the woeful tale
Of how true love was lost from sight
When I came to greet a rose by night

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 5/7/2011 8:30:00 AM
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Date: 2/27/2010 4:11:00 PM
Beautifully done, Stephen! Congratulations indeed.
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Date: 2/26/2010 3:29:00 PM
Stephen, I really like this tale of betrayal here. Congratulations on your fine win. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 2/26/2010 7:09:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Starflixer's Betrayal contest Stephen. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/25/2010 12:32:00 PM
My congratulations on your so well-deserved win in Adelana's "Betrayal" Contest. Peace, Audrey
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Date: 2/25/2010 12:12:00 PM
Congrats Stephen on your winning poem and placement in the Betrayal contest.. a wonderful write and a wonderful win from a wonderful poet.. enjoy this victory..luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..
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Date: 2/25/2010 12:11:00 PM
Stephen, congratulations on your win! Enjoy your success. Your poem is beautiful and one to which many can relate. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/11/2010 9:25:00 PM
This piece goes to my FAVS
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Date: 12/9/2009 7:05:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your poem tonight...Marty
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Date: 12/9/2009 5:33:00 PM
Very nice - I think we know the same lass...
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