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POTD 30th August 2018 

The gently swaying branches of the old oak should elicit calmness
And yet a sense of foreboding permeates the midnight air
Wild imaginings?  Or did shadows flit across the leaf strewn path?
No time to dwell ~ She must make haste
Long afore the sun breaks on the morrow 
A day surely portent of wrath?

                                                    Freedom is in her hands tonight
                                         Release from a tyrannical father
                        A personage demanding unquestioned obedience

Movements morph into shapes ~ her father’s vicious hounds
Bred to kill ~ Caesar and Brutus
                ~ A chill tingling ripple runs up her spine~   
Baying ~ salivating ~ jumping high
                ~ Raring for release from muzzles and leashes
Tugged hard by camouflaged hands they jerk back disgruntled
Ferociously they sniff at the scent of blood drawing nigh               

Dear God … He knows their plan to elope …
They wait in the shadows Julius ~ his servant ~ she has sensed him Creeping ~ Listening ~ Following Stealthily comes her lover careful not to snap the twigs in the brush Caution yet eagerness in his gazelle like stride None the less the man marked for death defies a terror inside And an overwhelming trepidation she cannot hide
She must alert him of the danger ahead
Love thinks not with logic but with the mind of impulse Caution him she must ~ her father’s hunting gun will suffice God lend her wings she prays as down the wooden stairs she flies A scheme to foil a scheme in haste ~ is never easy to devise
With hands fumbling and trembling convulsively She lifts the weighty gun off the rack Snapping back the catch taking aim she fires upward Up into the midnight sky
Ka Boom ~ They hear in the darkness The errant bullet whistling through the air Misinterprets its mission Striking metal it ricochets Ka Boom ~ Fate changes its pathway of plans well laid An exchange for saving his life finding another target It embeds in her soft white flesh Extinguishing her burning shining light instead
Only he seems to hear that heart rendering surprised note in her scream Unmistakeable in Death ~ a melancholy hopelessness through that unfulfilled cry Tapering down to the whispering echoing sigh lies the ghostly warning Turn back! Turn back or you will die! Heedless to the unshackling of the muzzles, Mindless to the release of the constraining leads Sightless to the vicious hounds that to him streak ~ and Fearless of the cowardice measured by their evil deeds
With his Heart and Soul aflame and bleeding he races Screaming to his fallen Rose ~ indifferent for his own life Directly into their line of fire
Oh vengeful Nemesis carry their last piteous cries away ~ tarry naught Naught for unrepentant men who gloat at a mission complete Ignorant yet of the tragedy that awaits in the house on the hill Leaving their hounds to stay by the lifeless prey ~
Reward for the blood of the kill
The Broken Man Weeps The sun sets an angry red The aura round the moon glows a crimson hue The Broken Man Sobs While On her Grave An unwatered Rose Flourishes and grows Atoned by his tears instead
Footnote: I have always wanted to write a tragic love story – I’ve chosen the Title of the Poem ‘My Heart will Go On’ to highlight that the heart of the Rose, albeit somewhat vengeful, still ‘goes on’ seeking atonement. The melancholy music ‘Titanic’ simply accentuates this tragedy and has no connection to this story - I trust you have enjoyed this piece. Video Clip: 2 CELLOS Luka Sulic and Hauser

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Date: 4/22/2019 11:42:00 AM
I truly have enjoyed this poem.
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Date: 9/23/2018 1:52:00 AM
Wow... what a story? An awesome interpretation of a dramatic piece of music...
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Date: 9/27/2018 12:54:00 AM
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Maria Williams
Date: 9/23/2018 5:23:00 AM
Hi Pashang, lovely to see you and thanks for the visit and support, so glad that you liked this my friend.Still not been too much on PS, but hopefully soon....Maria hugs
Date: 9/19/2018 2:50:00 PM
Hello Maria, for a tragic ,you did very well. I was feeling sad at the end of the poem. I enjoyed this sad poem. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 9/23/2018 5:24:00 AM
Thanks Darlene, glad you liked this, sorry that it made you sad though. Thanks once again for the support and lovely visit....Maria hugs
Date: 9/8/2018 9:21:00 AM
The descriptive wording and the great imagery bring this piece to life. A well written engrossing poem filled with sadness, dealing with questions of love, faith and humanity in a whirl wind of emotions. Your words paint the scene with descriptive words that bring the essence of your experience into our conscious mind and we can walk in your shoes for a short time and feel what you feel. Emile.
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Maria Williams
Date: 9/23/2018 5:29:00 AM
Dear Emile, your comments are so sincere and endearing, I truly appreciate them my friend along with the visits....Maria hugs
Date: 9/6/2018 8:31:00 AM
This is a treasure...drama and emotions bubbling through out this poem....in a well put together love story...All the best Maria
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Date: 9/23/2018 5:32:00 AM
Thanks so much Arturo, I haven't been much on the Soup lately, still very busy at work, but things are gradually winding down so hopefully soon I will be visiting as much as I used to, till then thanks for the visit......Maria hugs
Date: 9/5/2018 11:41:00 AM
What a wonderful well written piece, Maria. You had me immensely engaged and I truly enjoyed this. Great work as usual...hugs Charlie :)
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Date: 9/6/2018 7:05:00 AM
Thank you Charlie, so appreciate your visits and comments. Glad you liked this....Maria hugs
Date: 9/4/2018 5:07:00 AM
This is truly a brilliant write Maria! So very sad and tragic. The way you have constructed this piece is extremely creative. I love the effect of the cello music. So nicely done !!!!
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Maria Williams
Date: 9/5/2018 6:44:00 AM
Judy my friend, how wonderful to see you. I am so glad that you like this poem, my first tragic poem. Always wanted to write one like The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, in fact my passion for poetry stemmed from that poem I would say. Thanks for your amazing support always ....Maria hugs
Date: 9/2/2018 7:52:00 AM
This is poetic beauty shrouded in tragic and emotional words, Maria. You tackle narrative/dramatic verse with the ease of a seasoned writer. ~ Congratulations on POTD! Regards ^ Hugs // paul
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Date: 9/5/2018 6:36:00 AM
I am truly pleased that you liked it Paul. My passion for poetry stemmed from reading The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes all those years ago. Of course this would be shades of grey in comparison but I thought I would give it a go. Thank you once again for your wonderful feedback, excellent comments and support. You know I appreciate all of it.....Maria hugs
Date: 9/1/2018 3:10:00 PM
This is a really beautiful written poem, trust me that I am lost for right words to describe it, it was so beautiful and sad, your this poem has the power to touch the heart of the reader and like always your words were magical, I see that it has been POTD, so I wish you many congratulations, just keep writing these lovely poems, good luck and have a really nice day
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Date: 9/5/2018 6:34:00 AM
Faraz, so glad you liked it. Your wonderful comments and feed back is greatly appreciated my young friend, thank you for the visits and support along the way....Maria hugs
Date: 8/31/2018 2:53:00 PM
Dear Maria, your brilliant and enthralling poem unfolds with mesmerizing dark dramatic beauty. Your tragic love story is rich in dynamic emotional imagery and is magnificent in every way. Awe-inspiring story-telling at its exquisite best and I applaud your superb poetic talent. A FAV! Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors for this precious gem, my lovely friend. Warmest wishes and love always.. ~Susan
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Maria Williams
Date: 9/1/2018 6:25:00 AM
Susan, my dear friend, its always such a pleasure to see that wonderful smile of yours gracing my page, Thank you for the the comments , the visits, the faves and your constant support. I truly appreciate you. Love and hugs, Maria :)
Date: 8/31/2018 2:40:00 PM
'Love thinks not with logic but with the mind of impulse' this line jumped off the page Maria. Brilliantly composed and a joy to read! I adored it! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/1/2018 6:22:00 AM
Thanks so much Connie, so glad that you liked it my dear friend. Am back from all my trekking around so I will be catching up and visiting your wonderful poems shortly. Thanks for all the visits, comments and support Connie, I truly appreciate it....Love and hugs..Maria
Date: 8/31/2018 1:29:00 AM
This is a beautifully written, brilliant tragic love story, dear Maria. Captivating reading. I love evertyhing about it. Well deserving of the POTD honor, a jewel of a poem and a big fave for me. T.J
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:30:00 AM
Thanks so much Teppo, so glad that you liked it my dear friend. Once again thank you so much for all the wonderful comments, support and visits....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 1:58:00 PM
Such a beautiful and unique write, Maria. I loved every word of it. Fantastic write dear friend. You have taken poetry from down under and lifted it up over the top. Many Congrats on the POTD honors. Hugs // Charlie :)
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:32:00 AM
So glad that you liked it Charlie, that's quite a compliment, lol, thank you. I will have to strive even harder now. I truly appreciate your lovely comments and support....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 11:56:00 AM
Congratulations Maria!!! xomo :)
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Maria Williams
Date: 8/31/2018 3:34:00 AM
Thanks so much Maureen, glad you liked it, Love and Hugs....Maria :)
Date: 8/30/2018 11:18:00 AM
Congratulations Maria, my words would pale in comparison to the well deserved praise of others who were also drawn into this rich graphic emotional saga. A superlative tale indeed!
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:36:00 AM
So nice to see you George, thanks once again for the glorious comments, visit and support, so glad that you liked this, I truly appreciate you....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 11:13:00 AM
What a wonderful story teller you are Maria, a very worthy POTD effort, congratulations on the honor...
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:40:00 AM
Thank you so much Charlie, what a wonderful compliment, I truly appreciate your visit and support my friend....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 9:54:00 AM
Congratulations dear Maria on your POTD! A well deserved recognition! I'm very happy for you dear.. Keep shining and stay blessed always.
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:39:00 AM
I am bowled over by your sweetness and return visits Besma, truly blessed to have such a wonderful caring sharing person as a friend, thanks once again for the glorious comments, visit and support, so glad that you liked this, I truly appreciate you....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 9:25:00 AM
I am awe struck! Classic beauty. Congratulations!
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Date: 8/30/2018 9:42:00 AM
Thanks so much Sunlite, so glad you liked it.Thanks for the visit and support. truly appreciate it....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 8:34:00 AM
Just returning to say congrats on POTD...
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Date: 8/30/2018 8:48:00 AM
Thanks Si, appreciate your return visit....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 7:54:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, Maria. Very well done.
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Date: 8/30/2018 8:25:00 AM
Thanks so much Warren, I appreciate your visit and congratulations. So glad you liked it...Maria
Date: 8/30/2018 6:49:00 AM
Back with congrats Maria, on poem of the day.
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Date: 8/30/2018 8:24:00 AM
Thank you for the return visit and your beautiful comment below Vijay. I haven't been on the Soup much, business as usual, but its always lovely to catch up with friends like you, and as always I truly appreciate you support....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 5:56:00 AM
Back to Congrats!!!! my stupendous poetic friend...on your deserving POTD!!!...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 8/30/2018 8:20:00 AM
My dear friend WW, thank you for the superbly rendered praise both now the previous comments and the Faves as well. I really appreciate your friendship and support always. Good to see you as well....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 5:45:00 AM
You my dear friend, compose the most beautiful, creative and thought provoking poems! I am in absolute awe of the depth, quality, creativity and heart put into this gem of a piece! To me you are without doubt a poet's poet! One to be emulated, admired and studied and given well deserved accolades! A fav-- a jewel...
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Date: 8/30/2018 8:15:00 AM
A Poets Poet, what a wonderful gift of praise you have just bestowed on me, and coming from a great Poet like yourself, that is a huge feather in my cap. Thank you my dear friend always for the support....Maria hugs
Date: 8/30/2018 5:12:00 AM
Good Morning Maria. You had me at the swaying branches which set the tone. I will not go on and on as not to deminish your extraordinary entry. This is excellent writing. It was an honor turning to your page this morning. May this day find you well. Congratulations on POTD.
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Maria Williams
Date: 8/30/2018 8:11:00 AM
Hey Lisa, so good to see you my dear friend. The honor is mine seeing you on my page, thank you always for the support. You and your excellent penmanship are still missed on PS. Love and hugs, Maria
Date: 8/30/2018 12:24:00 AM
Maria, Maria, Maria...what a wonderful piece of literature! It pulls the heart strings all the way through. I hate a tragedy and yet I love it too. Your talent shines like the star you are. FAVED for sure.
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Date: 8/30/2018 8:35:00 AM
Carole my dear friend thank you so much for the high praise. So glad you liked it. I truly appreciate your support always and thanks for the Fave....Maria hugs
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