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Love Passing By

When the crimson rose has faded
And our day at last is done;
In the forest dark and shaded
Blows the tempest, dims the sun.
When the night holds us together
Shall forgiveness mend the past
Will despair bring sunny weather 
And heal our hearts at last?

If we hide within the shadows
Will you stay here close to me;
Will we walk forgotten meadows
Or sail a foreign sea?
In vain the hour must reap
What we gathered in the sun;
And love's harvest now will weep
For the battle never won.

Within the world's disgrace
In the hour of Nevermore;
Will there be another race
To a far-off fabled shore?
We promised love tomorrow
We preen with pride today
Now pride and love will borrow
The tears of yesterday.

Our pride we now confess it
Is a sin that couldn't last;
Our passion if we kiss it
Is like a dream now passed.
While fragrance scents the garden
And the misty moon rides high;
The wind whispers a pardon
When love goes passing by.



Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 2/19/2019 9:28:00 AM
Hi Elizabeth, sure miss you and your exquisite poetic brilliance.
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Date: 2/8/2019 10:11:00 PM
Very well written!
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Date: 11/3/2017 9:49:00 PM
Love this poem, it is a story well written!
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Date: 7/28/2017 5:04:00 PM
Beautiful
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Date: 6/14/2017 6:28:00 AM
Extraordinary writing with a very classical feel.
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Date: 6/6/2017 6:58:00 PM
Elizabeth,I lkie the line And the misty moon rides high. Also The wind whispers a pardon. Also Our passion if we kiss it. I like all these lines. I like these lines.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 6/6/2017 6:59:00 PM
I corrected myself at the last line.
Date: 5/30/2017 11:44:00 PM
I thought of you today and I hope you are well? Blessings my friend,Love, Connie
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Date: 5/9/2017 3:47:00 AM
Excellent write. Could almost feel the wind whisper past. Thank you for sharing your talent!
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Date: 4/10/2017 6:33:00 PM
Great work here.The imagery is just outstanding.kindly read my posts I've just joined.
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Date: 3/23/2017 5:22:00 PM
This was so Beautiful it gave me chills !!
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Date: 3/19/2017 9:04:00 AM
Simply beautiful!
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Date: 2/14/2017 5:45:00 PM
ok
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Date: 12/29/2016 12:00:00 PM
I think we can all relate to lost love. Awesome poem Elizabeth !
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Date: 7/24/2016 7:53:00 AM
Elizabeth marvelous well done
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Date: 5/29/2016 6:38:00 AM
It's a very nice poam
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Date: 5/29/2016 6:36:00 AM
Very nice
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Date: 5/17/2016 10:49:00 AM
I really appreciate this beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing. It reminds me of two of my own poems, written about relationships and past hurt: Forgotten Prayers and A Poem for My Beloved.
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Date: 4/27/2016 12:20:00 PM
i absolutely loved the last two lines.
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Date: 4/20/2016 12:02:00 PM
I read your poem several times to decide whether I liked it or not. I do. Wonderful imagery and good pacing. I wished for more details about this (failed?) relationship.... ;-)
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Brian Dempsey
Date: 5/17/2016 10:48:00 AM
I did the same. I had to read the third stanza several times as well to understand what she was saying.
Date: 3/31/2016 1:13:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful.....Francis J Grasso
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Date: 2/13/2016 10:52:00 AM
YES YES YES YES! I could expect no less from my favorite poet of all. I like to think I pattern my poetry after her style, Of all you are the one that I missed the most. I guess we all went dry in 2014. I think I'm coming back. I hope you will to but facebook has taken a lot of my time lately. I do miss you Lizzy, I hope I;m not too late in reaching you. Love John
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Date: 7/1/2015 12:45:00 AM
If you can imagine walking down a dusty road, accidentally falling through a hedge and finding yourself in a rose garden, that's sort of how I felt on stumbling across your poem. This is simply lovely, and a fave. Thanks for making my day, Elizabeth. Viv x
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Date: 6/15/2015 2:16:00 AM
Great poem. Lovely read. Thanks!
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Date: 5/26/2015 6:18:00 PM
Liz, Stopping by to enjoy this Favorite poem of mine. .... Always ~SKAT~
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Date: 5/15/2015 12:25:00 PM
Quite simply: One of the best poems I have ever read...superb!!! A seven plus! Best regards! :-) john.
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