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Have I ever told you that

Have I ever told you that ….. Scent of white gardenias rise here, in my garden, the bush of gardenias is in full bloom – The roses and other blooming blossoms, all dance in the cool breeze of early morning. My garden is like a fresh maiden waiting to welcome her lover. It is still dark outside. I walk across the lawn, on wet grass; I’ve never told him, that I talk to these little buds musically and softly, each morning and they nod their little stems, as I speak to them. They listen to me - “You too look lovely, just like us” - they say; Yeah, even graveyards have little gardens on their surfaces smile I, uneasily; underneath the charm smile, hidden are the deep scars, the bruises made by him with words like stings. I stop near the rose, touch its soft petals, and the stem is full of thorns. Do your thorns too, remind you of the rough times you had in the past? I sigh to myself, Have I ever told you that, if I too was spoken with a speck of kindness; that I speak to you, dear Rose, my face too, will be in full bloom just like my garden. Contest : Have I ever told you that ….. Poetry contest Date : 12 November 2020 Sponsored by : John Lawless 5th Place from the above contest

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Date: 11/21/2020 6:20:00 AM
you set the trap with beauty and kindness and then sprung the trap of loneliness and fear...all in a most creative metaphor. Well done Rasitha
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 11/21/2020 6:21:00 PM
Dear John, I'm amazed and happy about the way you read my poem. Happy to have a placement on your contest. Thank you. Rasitha
Date: 11/21/2020 5:33:00 AM
Beautifully penned Rasitha. Nice imagery. :) Congratulations on the win! Linda
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 11/21/2020 6:22:00 PM
Linda, Thank you. Greatly appreciate your words. :) Rasitha
Date: 11/21/2020 2:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed your poem, very descriptive and unique. Congratulations on your winning placement.
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 11/21/2020 6:24:00 PM
Joanna, I am really happy that you enjoyed reading. Your word is a strength to me to keep writing. :)Rasitha
Date: 11/12/2020 7:02:00 PM
So vivid; so serene; so peaceful; and your piece touches the reader's heart! A winning poem in my list!!
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 11/13/2020 6:10:00 AM
Dear Newton Arach, Thank you for the generous comment.
Date: 11/12/2020 5:46:00 PM
So beautiful and well written Rasitha, kelli
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Rasitha Ranasinghe
Date: 11/12/2020 6:26:00 PM
Dear Kelli, Thank you so much for your encouraging comment.