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Rose and Rose Marie

‘Twas on a morn’ in early spring
When I met Rose Marie
In a garden
Where she sat - upon a bench
Beneath a willow tree

Where - with a glance
My heart was stabbed
With pangs of jealousy 
For it was  - very plain to see
She was - by far - more beautiful than me

She spoke -  with colored words - like rainbows
Spun with  threads of gold 
As she described the man she loved
With all her heart and soul

She told me - of his beauty
Raven hair and eyes of green 
And as she talked  - he appeared -  before me
As in a  -  living dream

She told me - how she met him
On the Shore of Evermore
There in the fields - above the cliffs
Amid the mist - an ocean roar

She told me how -  with their first kiss
He carried her away
As he poured his love - into her soul
There - so high above - that wind-swept bay
With Heaven  - but a breath away

Her words - like magic - in that moment
Cast a  spell on me
For I too now - had fallen - so deeply - in love
With Cannon Lee

I longed to feel his breath 
His lips upon my velvet skin
I longed to quench - the lustful thoughts
That now  burned  - so deep within

So - when Rose Marie - stood up to leave
And turned her back on me
I dug my thorns into her wrist
And  sealed - my evil deed

My jealousy - now turned to poison
Ran quickly through her veins
And as she tried - to pry me loose
I clawed her - once again

"Tainted blood" - is what they say
Stole his love away
And that is how - I came to be here
On these cliffs today.

So tenderly - he holds me now
And  finally kisses me
As his tears - fall on my open petals
And trickle  - down my leaves

Then - from his lips - there comes a cry
Of such despair - it cracks the sky
“ My darling - my love - my life 
Why did you have to die?”

And here so high - above these cliffs
These cliffs of ‘Evermore’
I hear her name - resounding -  above  the ocean roar
‘Rose Marie’ - ‘Rose Marie’
As he cast me  -  with a final kiss
Into the raging sea.


Author:  Elaine George
August 29th, 2009

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 6/15/2012 12:39:00 PM
Aye! Those cliffs o'Evermore... Atop bleak barren shore... Where a'top 'twas found a rime. Thus climb worth well the time...
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Date: 1/9/2010 5:20:00 AM
Whew! Unbelievably awesome, Elaine! Just wonderful or some other word I haven't learned yet! Good fortune to you. in my favs
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Date: 12/26/2009 5:47:00 PM
Congratulations on being one of the contest survivors. An excelent write here.
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Date: 12/22/2009 11:59:00 AM
Congratulations on being a first round survivor with two remarkable poems and the best to you in the finals dear Lainie. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/22/2009 9:48:00 AM
Congrats on your twin-selection. I've seen both before and commented. You are the MOST! Felice Navidad. Love, daver
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Date: 12/21/2009 4:33:00 PM
legendary! congrad's on all your entries making the "first cut!" Light & Love
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Date: 12/21/2009 8:57:00 AM
Congrats Lainie, on your two poems winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty
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Date: 12/20/2009 2:48:00 PM
Oh wow, I loved your poem, Lainie! And it is really no wonder why it got through the next round & yay for you 2 poems through! Congrats on both accounts ^_^ Your poem is just so vividly told, reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe--great job---and just noticed if this could be a typo "spook"--should that be "spoke" instead? Just wondering--nonetheless a very gripping poem, loved it!
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Date: 12/20/2009 1:15:00 PM
I'm not surprised this incredible poem was one of your two poems to move to the second round, Lainie. You're an awesome writer and I'm so glad to have an opportunity to read your work here. Much love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/20/2009 12:51:00 PM
What a beatiful saga ...this wonderful entry in the soup contest!! Congratulations on making it to the second round, Elaine! Good luck in the next! Happy Holidays, and thank you for your inspiring presence on the soup!! Love, Carrie
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Date: 12/20/2009 11:19:00 AM
this is a fine piece and deserves to go far..congrats. BG
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Date: 12/20/2009 10:10:00 AM
Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Elaine >> James
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Date: 11/18/2009 11:22:00 AM
Elaine - congrats on being featured this week - I really enjoyed reading it. Rgds Janette
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Date: 11/17/2009 7:57:00 AM
I spoke about this one before, but congrats on its being chosen. Loved it just as much the second time around. Hey, Elaine, check it for typos. Such a poem deserves to be presented perfectly. BIG LOVE, daver
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Date: 11/16/2009 9:08:00 PM
Congratulations on being featured this week. Love, Iolanda
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Date: 11/16/2009 11:30:00 AM
Hi Elaine, congrats on your beautiful feature poem this week! Love Light Patty
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Date: 11/16/2009 10:33:00 AM
Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week Elaine >> James
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Date: 11/16/2009 5:21:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Lainie. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/16/2009 3:10:00 AM
great feature! Elaine! I love this poem! jim
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Date: 11/15/2009 11:30:00 PM
Congrats on your feature poem this week Elaine.Rgds Brian
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Date: 11/15/2009 5:53:00 PM
Congratulations Elaine, on this beauty being featured this week. Well deserving a second is lovely! ~ Love, Carrie
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Date: 9/2/2009 7:11:00 AM
Wow...that a story....@.@ drama drama drama @.@ I love it xD thanks a lot for the experience =D
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Date: 8/31/2009 9:18:00 AM
Wow! How wonderful to have you back, Lanie. I love "rose' poems, have constructed a few myself...Yours is absolutely outdoing Annabelle Lee. Love it. More love, daver
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Date: 8/31/2009 12:28:00 AM
You write withy style Elaine.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.
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Date: 8/30/2009 6:43:00 AM
Wow, Elaine - what an excellent poem. I could see the images quite clearly, and it was like watching a mini movie, off to my favs is this quite awesome write>>James
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