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The death-bed of a day

As I try to remember my only love
When the sunset of life is not far now
Wild, bright, the colors blended in row
Forming a magical hue, fading now.

Darkness closing, now time to go home
Resting in the darkened room quite warm
Lying in the bed with eyes closed to form
Images of love residing in mind’s dorm.

All in the waning light she stood there
A perfect beauty with smile sweet and fair
With her in sight, the life was much fairer
But the time came to bid her farewell forever.

As my summer eve was to wed another man 
Many a sunset came and faded in life’s span
After many years an evening came again
In a glance saw her once, there with her man.

That was the last but one sunset of life
The last being in the offing nearly rife. 

September 24, 2014
Form: Free verse
First Place win

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 11/4/2014 10:31:00 AM
Congratulations Dr. On your winning.
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Date: 10/27/2014 10:26:00 PM
I really enjoyed this beautiful and soulful write. I loved your creative use of metaphors here. Wonderful work, Dr. Ram! Congrats on a well deserved win!
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Date: 10/25/2014 5:26:00 PM
Wonderful gift you have to story tell Dr. I enjoyed it a lot, congrats
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Date: 10/24/2014 9:14:00 AM
One of your best Dr. Ram! Congratulations.
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Date: 10/22/2014 8:26:00 PM
Beautiful recollection, Dr.Ram. Congratulations!
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Date: 10/22/2014 6:42:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your huge first place win in a small group of winners.
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Date: 10/22/2014 11:29:00 AM
Congratulations on the top spot DR Ram xx
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Date: 10/22/2014 6:53:00 AM
Congrats Dr for doing it again,I must really say that the poem though sad, worths its placement.Super.
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Date: 10/21/2014 10:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your first place Dr. Mehta with this heartbreaking yet so beautiful poem.
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Date: 10/21/2014 7:33:00 PM
With such tenderness, and sadness, this is a beauty! Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 10/21/2014 6:40:00 PM
beautifully penned but so sad Dr Mehta. Many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 10/21/2014 4:38:00 PM
Dr. Ram, such a beautiful but sad poem. Sincere congratulations on your 1st place win. Sandra
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Date: 9/25/2014 10:53:00 PM
Dr. Ram This is an emotionally heartfelt and hauntingly sad. Thank you for the nice comment on my Too Young poem.
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Date: 9/25/2014 5:01:00 AM
awe dr ram I can feel that, very good poem,
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Date: 9/24/2014 11:19:00 AM
A beautiful, yet sad write... Very touching. I would like to thank you for stopping by my poems. I always appreciate your kind words. :o)
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Date: 9/23/2014 9:41:00 PM
Beautiful! Inspiring, thank you, Dr. Ram.
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Date: 9/23/2014 7:57:00 PM
Beautifully written Dr. Ram, thank you for visiting my page and for nice comment , appreciated
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