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La Marseillaise - Edith Piaf


Written in conjunction with Tim Smith, see his poem at:

Death - Take me Now


Notes: Both Poems by Tim and myself were inspired by the passing of the actress Madeleine Lebeau

May 15, 2016 from BBC News

French actress Madeleine Lebeau, the last surviving cast member of the classic 1942 film Casablanca, has died at the age of 92, her family says.


Just of Interest as the both Madeleine Lebeau's story and the movie Casablanca have so much intertwined with the World War 2, France and the USA thought this photo was interesting, a joint stamp issue from France and USA





Death – Remember me Tomorrow

Votre amour est tout ce que j'implore
Angels took us from France's shores
To the promised land of lady liberty
Hollywood glitter enticing us lovers with mystery

Living the past in a cinematic telling
Ironic that love was sourly spurned
By Bogart’s charming quilted misgivings
Madeline, later would sadly sing

La Marseillaise, while lovers embrace
Paris after dark, they disappear with no trace
Trains to death and boats to freedom
As Casablanca tells of romantic tales

Je suis vieux, est je suis seul
The beautiful one misses the past and you
All the ships have sailed and gone
It’s the cemetery now where I rest under lawn

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 5/18/2016 12:08:00 PM
I've read Tim's contribution, and liked it ... but I also really enjoyed how you pay tribute to her career and how she moved people with the romance of the cinema. Never watched Casablanca, however. A lovely piece of writing, Arthur ...
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Date: 5/18/2016 7:26:00 PM
Thanks Timothy, I haven't seen the movie either! :)
Date: 5/16/2016 8:29:00 PM
beautiful, ARthur. I think I misunderstood what Tim had said. it looks like you did your very own poem and Tim did HIS. Both are fine tributes to this gorgeous lady.
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Date: 5/16/2016 8:50:00 PM
Yes I showed him the article and we both did a separate poem, however I got to read his, and got ideas from his! :) Hugs
Date: 5/16/2016 7:08:00 PM
a very good one in deed, loved it and very tragic hope to see more :-D
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Date: 5/16/2016 7:29:00 PM
Thanks Billy!
Date: 5/16/2016 9:49:00 AM
You have style Arthur!
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Date: 5/16/2016 7:28:00 PM
Now thats sure is debatable, but you sure made me smile!
Date: 5/16/2016 7:36:00 AM
Not sure if I got the deeper meaning but I loved the french parts added a little je ne cest quoi
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Date: 5/16/2016 7:24:00 PM
Added more description! Thanks John.
Date: 5/15/2016 9:44:00 PM
I love this poem Arthur. There is so much embedded meaning here.
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Date: 5/15/2016 9:45:00 PM
LOL as is yours, lets see who gets it!