This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls, that bare the complexity of life
Every breath, every tear I shed in my room
Set out to pollinate every seed, every bud-
Life     once - was the perfection of everything
Now, water drops as I drown in my sentiments
--- Sentiments that no longer hold meaning
I feel so empty now that you are gone.
This is not a poem about a rose,
Rather, it may be, I write about death
Death is a man with no face
A man who sits every night
Patiently, he sits on the edge of everything
Waiting and waiting,
For the thorn to prick the stem of who I am,
Who I used to be, in hopes I end the suffering

Every night he sits on the bedside  
Watching and waiting 
As I gaze deep into the dark watery walls
I lose the strength and resilience in my eyes.
Creating a dormancy, that shuts out the light
In a place where darkness prunes itself another day
There and only there,
I draw the silhouettes where life once bloomed
The echoes of my heart still call out your name
A name that no longer exists by my side
Slowly, the musk withers into the air 
In remembrance, you were once here
Perfection Gone, ~And a rose is just a rose~

:) 4-16-16

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Date: 4/16/2018 1:47:00 AM
Expressive poetry, impressive composition. ??
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Date: 2/26/2018 10:24:00 AM
Flood of emotions brilliantly expressed... beautifully penned!
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Date: 1/21/2018 12:07:00 AM
A year without posting a poem? It's a mystery to me how this could be with such a talented poetess.
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Date: 1/14/2018 5:57:00 PM
Yes a rose is just a rose. A beautiful written poem. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 12/27/2017 2:15:00 PM
A rose, by another name is still a Rose Linda...but the beauty thereof is in the eyes of the beholder... happy xmas
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Date: 10/21/2017 6:05:00 PM
Ah such a sad read. Hope your life is going much better. There is so much beauty in the world...time to grief and mind set better thought s for better days ahead. Interesting read.
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Date: 7/9/2017 11:10:00 AM
Brilliant and made me cry a little. A real shot to the heart :-)
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Date: 6/24/2017 2:28:00 AM
I chanced upon this poem and I'm glad that I did, the title is not deceptive, there are so many about roses but this is a brilliant comparision between two things that are beautiful and written with elegance but not overly sentimental. 7+
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Date: 4/3/2017 4:04:00 AM
You paint a tapestry of heart love your poetry forever
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Date: 12/23/2016 7:55:00 PM
The only word I can use to describe my experience reading this : intense! Very well written piece here and a good introduction to me for this form of poetry!
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Date: 12/23/2016 6:25:00 AM
Your writing is beautiful, but it's tragic. That's life.
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Date: 12/14/2016 8:49:00 PM
Hi Linda I know you haven't seen me up here in a good while, but I got to say your work still nevers fails to impress me.
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Date: 12/10/2016 8:19:00 AM
Hi Linda. Haven't been around for a while so I thought I'd stop by and read one of your poems. Death always awaits our last breath but not always in the shadows. You have given us a rare look into the heart and soul of one who seems to live and welcome death but resists the final merging. As if hope is still a friend that may appear at any time. Very well written, my friend. I'm glad I read this one. Have a beautiful day.
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Date: 11/4/2016 10:33:00 PM
very deep, emotional - wonderful!
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Date: 11/13/2016 10:17:00 AM
Date: 10/30/2016 7:28:00 AM
by any other name you're so vain you probably think this is about you, sitting on the edge of everything <-wow, this! be not proud.
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Date: 10/25/2016 9:47:00 PM
that was very intresting poem makes ya think .:) well done i say diff n good.
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Date: 10/19/2016 4:21:00 PM
You write beautifully, I loved your style of writing. Hope I would get encouragement through your poems!
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Date: 10/19/2016 9:50:00 AM
This is beautifully heartbreaking. The depth of the emotion in this poem is absolutely astounding. I can't wait to read more from you. - Alanah
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Date: 10/14/2016 12:01:00 AM
Thank you for sharing this kind of pain. I could feel the tears on your face whilst reading. I love feeling true emotion when reading poetry. I'm sorry for your loss. Great read!!
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Date: 10/11/2016 1:06:00 PM
Sad, however, a gorgeous poem. Written expertly. A good insight of loss, grief. I can relate to this.Love the last line.
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Date: 10/8/2016 4:54:00 PM
Wow-this is so beautiful-thank you-
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Date: 10/7/2016 5:49:00 AM
Hello my dearest sis-bff! Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have the most wonderful birthday ever! Biggest birthday hugs from me! I have poem and blog for you. Please check when you're already out of bed:)) Many birthday hugs and kisses! love lots forever sis-Bff Leonora
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Date: 10/5/2016 3:01:00 PM
Excellent work! Love the depth
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Date: 9/30/2016 3:27:00 PM
sad poem. enjoyed their meaning though. please check out my other poem posts. thanks, Jonathan W. Hopkins
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Date: 9/25/2016 9:12:00 AM
You amaze me with the depth, perception and clarity in this superb write my friend. We humans hold secret such feelings and rarely if ever present them for the world to see! Bravo for your doing so and gifting a great pleasure to the readers of your poetry. Adding this jewel to my fav list and its with a most sincere thanks.
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