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~THE ROSE~ 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 drips 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, musk withers into the air In remembrance, you were once here Perfection Gone "And a rose is just a rose"

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Date: 12/17/2020 3:45:00 AM
Your poem has reached EXCELLENCE carrying the errand. 'sentiments that no longer hold meanings ...... SO TOUCHY.
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Date: 12/16/2020 11:40:00 PM
This is an excellent poem, my dear sister of God's inspirational grace, Poet Destroyer. I love the flow of the words and the impact of the message of symbology about the thorn in a rose. The descriptive excellence sends vivid images. Great job! Have a fantastic day, and God's richest grace and blessings always. –Professor, Commissioner, Ambassador, Dr. Joseph S. Spence Sr. (Epulaeryu Master)! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53812816-sincerely-speaking-spiritually.
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Date: 12/16/2020 7:06:00 PM
Your prose reminds me of two songs.the rose by Bette middler and free bird by lynyrd skynrd.see you tube. Please enjoy my poems and comment if u can.happy holidays.
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Date: 12/10/2020 10:34:00 AM
This is an excellent poem, my dear sister of God's inspirational grace, about "The Rose." I love the flow of the words and the impact of the message. The descriptive excellence is lovely and sends terrific images. The theme of "Roses" stands out, and the tone and tenor move the piece down the page with much grace. Great job! Have a fantastic day, and stay enlightened with God's richest grace and blessings always. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53812816-sincerely-speaking-spiritually.
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Date: 10/24/2019 1:51:00 PM
Hi Linda, it's been awhile but I have always enjoyed talking to you, listening to your poems and words and anything there is to do with you. this poem is so sad but you were always full of emotion and that's why I left your poetry. I miss my friend.,.....luv.... Roger
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Roger Horsch
Date: 10/24/2019 1:52:00 PM
I meant loved your poetry not left your poetry. Lol
Date: 10/6/2019 3:30:00 AM
Tonight of all nights I stumble across this poem that resonates with all to well. Pain can be so beautiful.
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Date: 9/12/2019 11:49:00 PM
Yes I can relate to the poem as I feel a beauty of bloom waiting against a garden wall to be admired before it fall
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Date: 5/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
Due diligence Very hard to monitor if you are as fare as a Rose 10k + hits Phenomenal Congratulations
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Date: 5/16/2019 6:50:00 AM
Sad and deep but beautifully written!
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Date: 1/9/2019 8:23:00 AM
Great work Linda.Always a pleasure going through your amazing pieces.
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Date: 8/1/2018 7:40:00 PM
I hope all is well, you poems always show such emotion and depth. It is a sad piece but a really good one. Take care and I hope life is treating you okay. Hugs, Jess
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Date: 5/23/2018 2:42:00 AM
Oh Darling! only had I known I never would have left. Sunshine on the water make me happy come on sing it my Love be happy
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Date: 5/14/2018 12:45:00 PM
now this is a poem !!!..
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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: 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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Shannon Hamilton
Date: 11/13/2016 10:17:00 AM
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