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Remembered In Thy Full Bloom,Collaboration by Robert J Lindley, Teppo Gren and Michael P Clark

Remembered In Thy Full Bloom 
A Collaboration By,
Robert Lindley, Teppo Gren
and  Michael P Clarke.


Thou art remembered in thy full bloom,
a rose grown within my garden of life.
Thou art lost to me and this my doom,
Gone the tender love of my precious wife.

Ill wind had blown, poisoned arrows of fate,
love lost, ever I cry, we reunite.
Tho', should such be only at Heaven's gate,
illuminated, in true love's precious flight.

Thine effect so lives in my lonesome cast
as I meander in my ruthless path,
in darkened dust of my ill-fated past,
dying to break free from this endless wrath.

Yet memories sighs they recall our love,
when we did caress love's fiery desires.
In wondrous passions our hearts flew above,
Thou art memories ghost, kindling love's fires.

Pray I, your dream-winds soft and fair tonight,
eager heart leaps to melt in beauty's glows.
With yellow-moon kisses, all could be right,
our love's truth, written in destiny's scrolls.

As lonely spirits found love's true accord,
thy gentle soul caressed my heart with joy.
It was thy gracious beauty I adored,
for endless days thy soft caress enjoy.

Thou comest beloved, love for to bring,
thy wondrous beauty, darkness doth dispel.
In divinity thy heart it doth sing,
one moment of joy my heart did foretell.

Within each heart's spirit, desire to come
pray future treasures that announce their glow.
Thy touch, paradise in love's kingdom,
may we with grace, beg our romance to grow.

The light of life returned from dust to dust
be it not my destiny to abide,
and side with mortal ways in life unjust,
with a forlorn dream to be by my side.

Now back to the terror of my dark night,
once more into the pits of hell I fall.
Despair and sorrow darken God's bright light,
Deaths promised joys shall come, I hear death call.

Pray true, warmth and true color to the rose,
return pure gleam that sent my heart to thee.
Wherein all time, forever thee I chose,
thou art ripest flower, I thy lone bee.

Rejoice in death to treasure thine embrace
as end is nigh, with courage to depart.
A halo uncovers thy beauty's grace
to cast celestial light, and mend my heart.

And now doth come my end, I see death's light,
death doth touch my heart, now eternal love.
My beloved, I see thee shining bright,
I now praise death as I ascend above.

As my life's last shadow so swiftly falls,
pray I, this aching soul hears thy dear voice.
Ancient echoes whisper love words, thy calls,
now dear wife, I fly forth, your love my choice.

In heaven‘s garden thy rose blooms in trine,
as love’s eternal bond in sacred love
is cast beyond the faith of God’s design,
and prayers of truth are whispered up above. 

Robert Lindley,Teppo Gren,
and Michael P Clarke.
4-10-2017

Notes:

This poem was written to try and find the sadness of a man lost in deep despair. His only escape are those small moments when his memories sigh his beloved to him. He is ready to welcome death so he can be with and hold his beloved again. Death will be a release.


I want to thank Micheal and Teppo, for the great pleasure it has been to
engage in this three way collaboration! Both for giving me such exquisite verses to write to and with...
I know this poem is long and took us a long time to complete, but to me it is well worth it .
As I could not be happier or any more proud of what our combined efforts have thus created.
I hope this fine poem gifts and pleases those that read it.. For such is the reward that any poet should hope for.
Mike and Teppo, my good friends may God bless you both..

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/6/2017 5:01:00 PM
Hello Robert, An extraordinary and most beautiful Rhyme indeed!! Congratulations on POTD too!! You, T.J., and Mike work so very well together in your various collaborations. What else can one expect from great and talented poets such as yourselves!! SEVEN/FAVE!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 5/3/2017 3:37:00 AM
- A master poem, from you three - Invisibly written, Robert, Mike and Teppo ... a big 7 - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/30/2017 6:50:00 PM
Wow...What a magnificent master piece you three collaborated. Such deep emotion and powerful message. Absolutely beautiful!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/30/2017 9:35:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Was truly a great honor for me to compose with two great poets..
Date: 4/28/2017 8:44:00 PM
This is a beautiful poem, I like the way the words flow all together. Telling a sad story. A 7.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/29/2017 8:20:00 AM
Thank you Darlene. Yes, a sad story but every lost love is sad. Just as death is itself sad. Love, loss, and death, repeated so many times daily in this dark world. Yet Hope still exists for a reunification...
Date: 4/21/2017 12:19:00 PM
Deep and powerful write my dear poets! Such a powerful message; almost 'a priori' for the existence of God and the eternal nature of love. Bravo guys!:-) Me thinks I'll fave this masterpiece....
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/29/2017 8:17:00 AM
Thank you Keith. The message and the teamwork required to convey it are both great..I can not praise enough, Mike and Teppo, for such inspiring verses!
Date: 4/17/2017 1:08:00 AM
nicely done you 3. Thank you for reading my Mystified, yes things get sad at times.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/29/2017 8:15:00 AM
Thank you my friend. We are proud of this poem and the great effort we all made in creating it.
Date: 4/15/2017 3:44:00 PM
WoW! Robert, You, Tj and Mike penned an excellent collaboration. You all expressed being in this situation very well. I felt the deep emotions in it's entirety. A without a doubt seven. Happy Easter my friend. :-) Alexis
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/15/2017 4:42:00 PM
Thank you my friend. We put a lot into this as a team. We each dug deep and presented our very best verses. The result speaks for itself and we are all very happy that this collaboration has been so well received here.
Date: 4/15/2017 9:49:00 AM
What a beauty, Robert, Teppo and Michael:) congratulations on a well deserved POTD:) a 7 for this worthy read:)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/15/2017 11:01:00 AM
Thank you Jo. Such honor is another reward given to us ,along with our team effort and great pleasure in composing together. Both Mike and Teppo awed me with the great insight, depth and beauty of their verses as we journeyed along in creating this piece. A blessing it was to write with such talented poets!
Date: 4/14/2017 5:57:00 AM
Hi Robert, one word Beautiful :)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/14/2017 12:47:00 PM
Thank you. Mike and Teppo, wrote such beautiful and inspiring verses that truly captured the essence of the poem and the depths of sorrow when one partner loses the other. Yet hope says, joyous reunification can be had at Heaven's first gate.
Date: 4/14/2017 4:18:00 AM
Yes, it is a long poem, Robert, but it was a pleasure to read, to feel the emotions that run through it. All three of you have given birth to a lovely collaboration. Congrats on POTD....and Happy Easter, my friend. // paul
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/14/2017 5:20:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. Always nice to hear from you and read your poetry. Poetry that comes directly from the heart and soul... Happy Easter to you and yours my friend.....
Date: 4/13/2017 5:14:00 AM
Nice song.... congrats on being chosen...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/13/2017 9:05:00 AM
Thank you Bernard...
Date: 4/13/2017 4:35:00 AM
So good to see this make POTD! Cheers, guys!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/13/2017 9:05:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. We are blessed to have our poem so chosen.. I am truly blessed to have been invited to write with Mike and Teppo! Both poets that I admire greatly....
Date: 4/12/2017 5:57:00 PM
Beautifully put together by three brilliant poetic minds, most enjoyable to read, congratulations on POTD, well done.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 7:33:00 PM
Thank you Cecilia. We are blessed to receive this honor. We composed as a team and it paid off. Both in pleasure of composing together and the great reception this poem has received here.
Date: 4/12/2017 4:01:00 PM
...back to say Congratulations on POTD Robert:) You, Mike and TJ put your hearts into this beautiful poem ...I am so happy it's received this honour. lynnxxx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 4:07:00 PM
Thank you Lynn. We are appreciative of this fine honor and blessed to have accomplished this task that was set with such high standards to achieve. This was truly a team effort that paid off with it having been so well received here. Then to have POTD HONORS GIVEN! No more could we have dared asked for.. That this poem sent a message that love lost, can be found again in Heaven.. That Hope still exists even in the deepest of sad losses, death of a beloved.
Date: 4/12/2017 12:43:00 PM
many congrats on a very well merited POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:59:00 PM
Thank you Jan. I just can not say enough great words about Mike And Teppo both gifting such golden verses and expressing such kindness and generosity in fellowship and writing! A blessing that I am so sincerely thankful for.. Nobody could ask for better writing partners and more supportive friends!
Date: 4/12/2017 11:44:00 AM
- Well deserved p.o.t.d. !!! - CONGRATULATIONS, ROBERT, MIKE AND TEPPO !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Truly is a great honor for this creation to have been so chosen!
Date: 4/12/2017 10:48:00 AM
Mission accomplished...just beautiful! You guys really do understand the grief of missing a loved one who has passed and yet you incorporated the great hope of reuniting in a paradise of love evermore. There are so many special lines in this poem but I will remember this one: "thou art ripest flower, I thy lone bee". Congrats guys.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:54:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have to admit I took that one verse from a private poem that I wrote my wife last year on our wedding anniversary. Had to edit it down from twelve to ten syllables .. It just seemed to fit so well the depth and heartfelt message in our poem.
Date: 4/12/2017 10:26:00 AM
Hard to see how three wonderful poets could combine into a single mind their own insights. Beautiful!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend, for that was the hardest part, for three to write as one! And each to still write what was truly in their heart and soul - while staying on message, in passionate flow to completion. I give greatest credit to Mike and Teppo.
Date: 4/12/2017 8:40:00 AM
congratulations to you all for the POTD honours
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:44:00 PM
Thank you. We are blessed to have this collaboration chosen to be POTD. I am tripled blessed as to have had the deep honor to write with two great poets and two great friends!
Date: 4/12/2017 8:11:00 AM
Back to congratulate you all for POTD honors...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:41:00 PM
Thank you Charlie for your kind words and your support my friend. A true honor for us to have this collaboration chosen as POTD.
Date: 4/12/2017 7:20:00 AM
Congratulations and high regard due to three truly gifted poets. A richly expressed labor of love elevating the craft of poetry. 7!!! g
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:38:00 PM
Thank you george for such kind words my friend. We were blessed to have finished this poem and have so little editing to do. Although the task was long and hard, when finished it was well worth the great effort made. We are so blessed that this poem has has received POTD honors..
Date: 4/12/2017 7:15:00 AM
Robert, Michael, TJ, well done on your creation. I've had the pleasure of writing with two of you and wish I'd had the good fortune to have written with the other. Admirable achievement, gentlemen.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:33:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I must say, writing with Teppo and Mike was a great pleasure and we each seemed to inspire the other to be better.. My friends both gave their all in the creation of this poem and the unified team effort has born dear fruit. The message of love and loss being only temporary was accomplished and its reunification in Heaven assured , came through and was well received.
Date: 4/12/2017 6:52:00 AM
Very moving poem. Congrats on POTD to all three of you - what a fine collaboration.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:28:00 PM
Thank you Agnes. We were blessed to have finished this poem and have it so well received. Even further blessed by it being chosen as POTD..
Date: 4/12/2017 5:42:00 AM
This is a beautiful piece, I commend all three of you; you have well described the peace that comes with death when it means reunion with a dearly beloved. Well done and well deserved potd, bless you all xomo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:26:00 PM
Thank you Maureen. Your words bring a blessing to a poet's heart.. I thank you humbly for myself and Mike and Teppo. For their verses were all golden and so inspiring to me..
Date: 4/12/2017 5:11:00 AM
Amen! Beautiful, simply beautiful, Judy. As said by the other talented poetesses/poets, you expressed the spirit of Easter exquisitely. Bravo for POTD. Well deserved. Love and smiles, dear.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/12/2017 3:22:00 PM
Thank you again my friend. The ending was meant to show that love and hope are treasures in Heaven and we may rest assured that love will remain with us as we reunite there with our true love..
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