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Dear Rosebud

Dear Rosebud:
The morning dew gently caresses you
like the faint whisper of a young child's kiss.
Your limbs yearningly reach for the sun
as if awaiting a long lost lover's embrace.
Only a pair of vacant eyes could fail to see
the wonderful symphony of color waiting to be.
If allowed to come into full bloom uninterrupted,
butterflies will dance liltingly across your awakening splendor
as honey bees sing praises to your blossoms burgeoning bounty. 
I can only pray your thorns grow sharp and rugged enough
to defend against the groping  hands of life's wickedness.
Only the desires of the most savage hearts would ravage
a still unfolding beauty and extinguish a spectacle yet to be.
Only a vile pair of ears could fail to hear a shattering heart
and the soul deafening screams of a rose picked too soon.
Love dad...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 12/15/2016 7:38:00 AM
WoW! Kim, you have penned an excellent piece of poetry. It was so beautiful yet very sad.I didn't expect that twist at the end. It totally caught me off guard .Your powerful and impactful ending brought tears to my eyes. It deserved all of the awards that you have gotten. Excellent job. A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 6/8/2013 10:50:00 AM
OH, big sigh! Beautiful sentiment. Well deserved win
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/8/2013 11:06:00 AM
Thank You!
Date: 6/7/2013 8:54:00 PM
grats, Kim. randy
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/8/2013 8:43:00 AM
Thank you! Kim
Date: 6/5/2013 7:02:00 PM
Kim congratulations on your smashing win. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/8/2013 8:44:00 AM
Thank You! Kim
Date: 6/5/2013 10:12:00 AM
Kim, my friend, I never saw that ending hook coming. I feel as if I just observed the result of a genius at work. Congrats... Jake
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/5/2013 11:22:00 AM
Thanks John! I love surprise endings too. Kim!
Date: 6/5/2013 7:14:00 AM
I sure remember this one. it utterly deserves to be a top winner. Congrats to you, Kim.
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/5/2013 8:55:00 AM
Thank You Andrea!
Date: 6/5/2013 1:58:00 AM
- A winning poem! .... Beautiful! - Deserved really a good place on the winning list! - Congratulations! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/5/2013 4:14:00 AM
Thank You Anne-Lise!
Date: 6/4/2013 10:27:00 PM
Kim, :-) Congratulations with your beautiful poem. many different ways one can express the beauty of life. Thank you for everything. Goodnight * Linda
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/5/2013 4:16:00 AM
Yes there is Linda. Thank You and your welcome! Kim!
Date: 6/4/2013 4:43:00 PM
Oh, wow......this is so lovely!! and so sad too....congratulations, !
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/4/2013 5:03:00 PM
Thank You! Kim
Date: 6/1/2013 8:40:00 PM
Beautiful. I agree with all the comments listed below. A thoughtful, heartfelt poem.
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/2/2013 4:07:00 AM
Thank You Seosamh!
Date: 5/31/2013 8:56:00 PM
How touching and beautiful. I have added this to my faves. Such a beautiful tribute from a father to a daughter. I am sure a treasure for her to keep. Love, suZ
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Date: 5/31/2013 9:23:00 PM
Thank You suZ! "Dear Rosebud" is near and dear to me as well.
Date: 5/29/2013 11:03:00 PM
Came to read as I said I would, oh my it is wonderful, the last line makes what you think you are reading so different, so very cleverly done. Congrats....Seren
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/30/2013 4:31:00 AM
I really appreciate the compliment on this one. "Dear Rosebud" is near and dear to me personally. I labored over every line and word on this one even more intensely than usual. Kim!
Date: 5/28/2013 12:02:00 AM
Wow, that ending caught me off guard! I assumed it was just an elegant ode to nature... but you turned it into so much more than that. Thorns would come in handy for a girl slowly becoming a lady... excellent work, my friend!
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Date: 5/28/2013 4:51:00 AM
Thank You! I call "love...dad" the hammer in that piece that drives everything home because it punctuates everything poem I am alluding to. Kim
Date: 5/24/2013 1:57:00 PM
Hello Kim, congratulations :-) ... a nice winning poem... PD
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Date: 5/24/2013 2:12:00 PM
Thank You... PD I always love reading your comments. I hope you take a look at my newest one sometime "Love's Journey."
Date: 5/23/2013 9:46:00 PM
Beautifully worded! With the meaningful application to life, this has got to be some of the best free verse I have read! Keep up the writing!
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Date: 5/24/2013 2:50:00 AM
Thank You Isaiah your compliment means a lot. I appreciate reading good metered verse, but I find it creatively constipating to write in meter, so one of my focuses is the careful wording of each and every line in my poetry. I nearly drive myself insane at times doing it. Kim
Date: 5/23/2013 7:44:00 PM
Such beauty could indeed, shatter one's heart......what a way to go.......!! :) Beautiful poem!!! And thank you very much for the HM in your "Love" contest......I am honored!
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/24/2013 2:51:00 AM
You are welcome and thank you for the compliment.
Date: 5/19/2013 12:08:00 AM
A very deep and moving poem. The last line is so powerful. A love and desire to protect from a dedicated father is unmatched :)
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/19/2013 4:06:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely comment. Kim
Date: 5/15/2013 6:35:00 PM
Wonderful, Kim! I cannot help myself when I see Rosebud, as it evokes "Citizen Kane" thoughts in me immediately. Great imagery and the last line is one that resonates with all dads for sure!
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Date: 5/15/2013 8:05:00 PM
You hit the proverbial nail on the head. I needed a name that a father might nickname a daughter that not only stayed with my rose theme, but that was representative of a rose that had not yet bloomed and then I remembered the last line in "Citizen Kane." Thank You Roy!
Date: 5/13/2013 7:43:00 PM
I felt my heart fall when I read the last 3 lines. A rosebud on the altar of light. The poem is beautiful Kim, I don't know why but i thought of my grandson who was picked too soon. ----> Your limbs yearningly reach for the sun as if awaiting a long lost lover's embrace. <--- heartfelt line. ((((Only a pair of vacant eyes could fail to see the wonderful symphony of color waiting to be))) <--- that line is the most beautiful line EVER~ I mean it from the bottom of my heart. LUV*LINDA
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/14/2013 2:47:00 AM
As I said to you in a soup email, I always love your thoughtful unique comments. You have a knack for zeroing in on not only some of my favorite lines, but the lines or phrases that I worked the hardest on to make perfect. Kim
Date: 5/12/2013 1:09:00 PM
WOW! This is just so so beautiful and full of life! Loved this. How touching! That ending linen caught me by surprise! Lovely write, Kim! Soup Mail!
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/12/2013 4:11:00 PM
Thank You Eileen