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I BEG YOUR PARDON

White roses grew all along the path of her Mom's garden
As a child she plucked them saying, "Oh, I beg your pardon."
Pretending they were people was a game she'd often play
remembered now as she chose flowers on her wedding day

Bouquet of white roses and forget-me-nots of pale blue.
ivy climbing on the wall. Her Mom would've liked that, too
She clipped each petaled flower from its stem in the garden
Tears fell as she whispered, "Forgive me. I beg your pardon."

White roses and forget-me-nots, she carried in a vase
on the way to church she visited her Mom's resting place
"These flowers are for you, Mom. I picked them in your garden
I'm carrying them today and I asked for their pardon."

As she walked down the aisle and wedding vows were being said
white roses bloomed with forget-me-nots,  in the garden bed

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/31/2017 2:46:00 PM
A lovely cascade of emotion and images. You placed your own stamp on this time tested form.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/31/2017 3:25:00 PM
Thanks very much, Richard.
Date: 12/26/2017 12:08:00 AM
This is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes Lin! For a girl not to have her mother on her wedding day is so sad. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas with your family. Much love, Connie xxoo
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Date: 12/27/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thanks for liking this one, sad though it is. Thank you for the well wishes, too, Connie.
Date: 12/25/2017 8:14:00 PM
Made me think of my mom. She loved her flowers and fussed over them constantly.. Superb craftsmanship my friend.. A fav...
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Date: 12/27/2017 3:04:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Robert.
Date: 12/24/2017 11:26:00 AM
Very heartfelt piece in your beautiful style Lin.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/24/2017 11:34:00 AM
Thank you very much for you sweet thoughts, Tim.
Date: 12/24/2017 7:55:00 AM
I love this, Lin:) wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a blessed year 2018:)
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Date: 12/24/2017 11:34:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comment and your well wishes, Jo. I wish you all the best.
Date: 12/24/2017 1:29:00 AM
I love this, so sad some people are telling others to boycott poets, in the end they miss beautiful poetry, oh well they still have Tommy. I still cant believe he keeps a straight face when he lies, lucky he isn't religious. Hugs Lin
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Date: 12/24/2017 11:33:00 AM
Thank you for the kind thought that you consider this a beautiful write, Arthur. With regard to your other thoughts...I will make no comment about him.
Date: 12/23/2017 3:30:00 PM
oh so sad a sonnet Lin I could picture the scene so so well and the pictures accompany the poem beautifully :-( hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/24/2017 11:30:00 AM
Thanks so very much, Jan.