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I That Once Rose To Greet Dawn's Sweetest Voice

I, Who Once Rose To Greet Dawn's Sweetest Voice I, who once rose to greet dawn's sweetest voice and with joys of life, made loving my choice while in searching for romance and its gems fiery rites of passion opened rose stems. Moonlit skies, quenched heavy gasping aches Always searching, playing for higher stakes! I, who saw not blindness within my soul felt only glory, instead of hurt's toll A prisoner bound by unbreakable chains I was a ghost, denying lonely pains. Moonlit skies, quenched heavy gasping aches Always searching, playing for higher stakes! I, who walked along crooked paths with glee did not admit harm done, to them or me. Yes, a young rascal, seeking ever more thus merciless, the bloody holes I tore. Moonlit skies, quenching heavy gasping aches Always searching, playing for higher stakes! I, who thought life was meant for pleasure found shut out truth's light and loud crying sounds. Lost soul, racing into that coming wrath playing wicked odds, and failing at math. Moonlit skies, quenching heavy gasping aches Always searching, playing for higher stakes! I, who finally paid my costly dues was imprisoned in dark, hard hitting blues. Victim of my own making, blinded sight cast into ebon fields of blackest blight. No longer skies, of heavy gasping aches No more searching, playing for higher stakes! Robert J. Lindley, 3-21-2020 Rhyme, ( How Oft Life Teaches Us Those Much Needed Lessons ) Tribute poem composed for third poet, ( Christina Rossetti ) in my, -- "Lesser Known Poets Series". See my new blog on this majestically talented and amazing poet.....

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Date: 3/29/2020 4:32:00 PM
A wonderful rhyme my friend, stay true and keep the faith. Lin has helped edit a few of my pieces also...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/29/2020 5:23:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Always appreciated when a fellow poet support and gives so generously with helpful advice. Lin shows the true character of a kind and gentle soul that stands on principle and also gives us her gifts of beautiful poetry. God bless..
Date: 3/23/2020 7:24:00 PM
Hi Robert, it is such a pleasure to be back reading your excellent work. With such a wonderful flow, your tribute does sing. the eloquence of your pen is always shining. My pen can never sing the beauty that your words create. You are still the poet's poet, my friend. Your series on lesser known poets shall sing just as golden as your series on the well known poets. Your pen turns all your words to gold. Stay blessed, Robert. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Your friend always..Mike. Stay safe, Robert.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/25/2020 9:43:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am delighted that you are back and gifting us your fine poetry. Never stop writing as your great poetic creations are indeed gifted gems to us all... God bless...
Date: 3/23/2020 5:10:00 AM
Marvelous tribute to Rossetti, and it stands on its own as well, as very substantive, thoughtful, and eloquent poetry, with sublime imagery and phrasing. This is another favorite for me, Roberto, as I adore that style and flow. I wish I had the time to commit to poetry that you do, for I'd love to do similar honorary projects ... maybe after the album is done next year - we'll see. Superb! :o)
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Date: 3/23/2020 5:53:00 AM
By the way. I also must thank my dear friend Lin Lane on her very helpful editing advice given to me! As her kindness and her very helpful editing advice is so truly appreciated!
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Date: 3/23/2020 5:49:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am truly delighted that you have found this series, this tribute poem to be a worthy offering in my Lesser Known Poets Series. I was very indecisive about this poem and almost completed the second one I started to replace it. Glad I didnt do that now. Second poem will be completed at a later date- I may even add it to the dedication page later on. As of now- I am choosing my next poet to honor in the next part of the series. I have it narrowed down to two choices.. Thanks for the fav.. God bless..
Date: 3/23/2020 4:16:00 AM
Robert, If I live to be 100 I will never be able to write anything nearly as beautiful as this tribute poem to this wonderful lady. You did capture her spirit within your words so brilliantly expressed. I love this poem and it is going straight into my Faves! Bravo! Take a bow! xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/23/2020 4:24:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am so truly delighted that you have found this poem in my lesser known poets series with its dedication to the amazing and brilliant poetry of Christina Rossetti as being worthy of such high praise and recognition. I worked with all my might to gather information and attempt to do her the justice that she so truly deserves... God bless.
Date: 3/22/2020 10:48:00 AM
They say age brings wisdom but I'd trade some of that to be a teenager again. Brilliantly composed Robert. Stay safe. Tom
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:17:00 AM
Thank you my friend. As would I. Sad part is time marches ever onward -and we its captives are carried along with it. Looking back for great and fond memories is oft a favorite past time when one gets old. Writing about is great fodder for a writer/poet. God bless..
Date: 3/21/2020 9:50:00 PM
Young souls experiment in life not knowing what is up a head of the cross roads. They feel like they're invisible until they fall hard. But, if they were holding onto the Lords hand at the time, the strife wouldn't had been as hard. Beautiful, Robert, enjoyed reading and a favorite.
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Date: 3/21/2020 10:45:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Absolutely true- youth have such a great lack of worldly knowledge and too oft such an adventurous spirit that mistakes big and small are certain to happen. Especially so with the ones that are risk takers and think they are invincible and destined to succeed at things they do or the "pie in the sky dreams" that they have.. God bless.. And they eventually find out that life just doesn't work that way... God bless...
Date: 3/21/2020 5:59:00 PM
As an older person with 'underlying health problems,' I'm starting to feel the weight of my mortality. Wonderful poem. I may have to write a similar poem, who knows, may be my last. I read some of Rossetti's work. Your poem seem's inspired my her poem'Remember.' I enjoy her work. Have a great day my friend.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/21/2020 8:43:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I join you in that grave concern as I too have underlying health problems. Indeed I always read about a dozen of more poems of the poets that I choose to write tribute poems about/to. In Rossetti's case I read a great many more. God bless...
Date: 3/21/2020 4:50:00 PM
Youth...a special stage of life...I still admire those days of laughter and tears...so resilient were we back then...Lovely poetry my friend
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Date: 3/21/2020 5:14:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Those exciting days of youth- what fond memories they evoke now. So true, resilient, naive, eager, energetic, oft brave/bold and adventurous. Future unknown but seemed so very promising. Such gems came to us and sadly so many we in our hurry, our shortsightedness lost. Yet life carried us ever onward, marching to that race into the mysterious future we oft imagined and dreamed. God bless.