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Who bade your life to live as such pervading hearts with perfumed nose? As down thy petals tempt the touch when all for passions sake you're chose. With lifetimes taken to bloom no more you flower to favor all those who mourn, then dance to dirges at misfortunes shore un-bowing in tribute exalting fates thorn. When the last crimson fades and darkness unfurls and from winters hoarfrost you wither and fall who'll mourn at your bedside as scentless wind swirls and answer grave's whispers when I make my call. So dance in the sunlight as long as you will, While a vestige of fortune desires you still. 07/29/2018 Not Just Any Old Rose Contest

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Date: 10/23/2018 4:49:00 PM
Hi Charlie, what can one say after reading such an awesome sonnet. This is the poetic craft at its best my friend. You touch the heart with this piece. Your rose sings to the soul my friend. This is totally excellent. I wish I could write a sonnet in this way. Has to be a fave. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 10/24/2018 10:54:00 AM
Thank you Mike...
Date: 9/1/2018 2:18:00 PM
This is a wonderful reflection of profound poetry in motion and definitely a big winner in my estimation! Excellently written Sonnet that I enjoyed reading! Bravo, Charlie! Hugs. Pandita
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Date: 9/1/2018 2:26:00 PM
Thank you Pandita...
Date: 8/8/2018 3:58:00 PM
Your poetry shines as it compares to poetry of ancient master poets Charlie! I loved this magnificent piece. I see from Jan's comment it was not on the winner's list. It should have been at the top! : ) xxoo
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Date: 8/9/2018 10:18:00 AM
You are so kind, thank you Connie...
Date: 8/7/2018 11:44:00 AM
Wonderful poem, Charlie. The beautiful rose speaks to our souls through your poem.
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Date: 8/7/2018 12:09:00 PM
Thank you Carol...
Date: 8/7/2018 11:06:00 AM
Such a shame I didn't find this gem on the winner's page Charlie, I guess many excellent poems slip through the net with only 10 placements. So glad I popped by your page to read or I would have missed this one:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/7/2018 12:09:00 PM
Thank you Jan, a lot of mine seem to slip, oh well...
Date: 8/6/2018 11:16:00 AM
Lovely verse, Charlie, great imagery in this beautiful sonnet. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/6/2018 12:22:00 PM
Thank you Eve...
Date: 8/5/2018 8:22:00 AM
I simply must bow to the author of this magnificent sonnet! To me this gem represents one of the best sonnets I have ever read! You my good friend are without doubt a top class poet and top class sonneteer! A fav...
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Date: 8/5/2018 11:04:00 AM
Always a pleasure to hear from you Robert...
Date: 8/4/2018 7:02:00 PM
A not just any poem for the not just any rose contest. This has a real classic feel to it, Charles. WEll done!! (love how you put the title as death talking to the rose)
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Date: 8/5/2018 11:03:00 AM
Thanks Andrea...
Date: 8/4/2018 9:12:00 AM
adorable poem in its sentimental strain, charlie... you've got style!...huggs
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Date: 8/4/2018 10:00:00 AM
Thank you Nette...
Date: 8/3/2018 6:37:00 PM
Your descriptive wording and great imagery brought it all to life and allowed the rose to bloom in the fertile soil of imagination and poetic skill. Emile.
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Date: 8/4/2018 10:00:00 AM
Thank you again Emile...
Date: 8/3/2018 3:37:00 PM
Charlie....As your poetic petals.... fall on my exalted ears, the sweet aroma of sensational, carries me away!
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Date: 8/4/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you Chuck...
Date: 8/2/2018 5:49:00 PM
The rose gets it all the time lol...nicely done my friend...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 8/3/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you WW...
Date: 8/1/2018 7:37:00 AM
Touching and touching truths. Roses and crocuses, fauna and flora galore, brighten the forests unseen ... by humans that is. They will always express their beauty the Designer enjoys displaying (even to birds & bees) amen Sir Charles. shalom shalom
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Date: 8/1/2018 8:44:00 AM
Thank you Anil.
Date: 7/31/2018 3:29:00 PM
Charlie you are a very complex guy I like how you keep intriguing touch to your poetry
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Date: 8/1/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thank you Al...
Date: 7/31/2018 7:43:00 AM
Beautiful sonnet, Charlie. Go luck in the contest.
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Date: 7/31/2018 10:26:00 AM
Thank you Warren...
Date: 7/30/2018 9:40:00 AM
WAY TO GO CHARLIE!!!! I feel we'll all be looking up at this in the placements...
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Date: 7/30/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thank you John...
Date: 7/29/2018 10:19:00 PM
This is just what he asked for Charlie. A superb creation that is sure to please! Bravo! : )
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Date: 7/30/2018 4:06:00 PM
Thank you Connie...
Date: 7/29/2018 10:04:00 PM
The sweet perfume of your life...live it and give it, for as long as you have it...All the best Charlie
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Date: 7/30/2018 4:01:00 PM
Thank you Arturo...
Date: 7/29/2018 4:58:00 PM
I read it as a metaphor. Such very creative writing, and that's what you do.
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Date: 7/30/2018 3:54:00 PM
You read correctly, thank you Sunlite...
Date: 7/29/2018 4:30:00 PM
Death said it well indeed! Very original approach, Charlie..and well executed!!
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Date: 7/30/2018 3:50:00 PM
Thank you Vijay...
Date: 7/29/2018 3:58:00 PM
Wow! I am impressed, Charlie. I hope this does well. // Barry.
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Date: 7/30/2018 3:47:00 PM
Thanks Barry...