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The Rose Beyond my Wall

The beauty I had overlooked
In my haste to get things done--
Another took the time to see
In the wash of morning sun.

The rose that grew beyond my wall...
I think scarlet was her hue--
How sad I failed to notice her
For all I had to do.

Yet all the things I did that day,
So important and so grand--
I cannot smell, or lightly touch,
Or hold with either hand.

The rose, conversely, lingers on
In the wise man's memory--
Never but a thought away,
Should he take the time to see.

~M




Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/5/2014 7:46:00 AM
Beautiful sentiment in your thoughts... enjoyed it!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/5/2014 1:44:00 PM
Thank you, Lily. I'm pleased that you could drop by and read a few of my glimpse to my soul. I hope you have a chance to read my latest--an epic :) If you do, I hope you like it. See ya soon. Peace and hugs ~M
Date: 5/4/2014 11:05:00 AM
Hi Mel, I have to tell you this is quite a beauty. I'm thrilled to have read this delightful write. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Gorgeous! Peace, Deborah
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 11:56:00 PM
Thank you my sweet. You have made my evening with such kind words. They are greatly appreciated. Hugs ~M
Date: 5/4/2014 9:45:00 AM
The answer is yes! I enjoyed this thought provoking piece.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 11:57:00 PM
I'm honored. Thank you my good friend, for the visit and the generous remark Peace ~M
Date: 5/4/2014 6:46:00 AM
it's very hard to write a good "rose" poem but you did it...<3 it.
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 11:59:00 PM
It can get sloppy. Thank you for the encouraging observation. Maybe my next poem will be about a weed--just to balance the books lol Hugs ~M
Date: 5/4/2014 5:05:00 AM
Good day Mel! Your rose poem struck a lovely chord in my heart; I love it. We tend to miss many beautiful things in life, not intentionally, but usually because there is too much going on for us. It's the same with poems and visits....at times it's hard to keep up with all the flowers that grow on this site; so don't be discouraged when a rose like this goes by unnoticed. // paul
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/5/2014 12:01:00 AM
Words of wisdom. Thank you, Paul, for the uplifting comment. As I've said, you're a very gifted poet, so I value your judgment. Peace ~M
Date: 5/3/2014 8:40:00 AM
Very nice Mel. We so often overlook the little treasures in life....Tim
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 12:08:00 AM
How true. Thank you Tim, for the read and encouraging comment. This one didn't get much play; oh well. Guess they can't all be winners. Peace my friend :) Mel
Date: 5/3/2014 7:46:00 AM
What a lovely imagery, enjoyed the write, Mel
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 12:09:00 AM
Dr, Ram, I truly do appreciate your visits and kind remarks. There are nights like this when I need the encouragement. Thank you for that. Peace, my good friend. Mel
Date: 5/3/2014 6:47:00 AM
Great words to enhance my morning coffee, love it babe, as always. xoxo
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 12:12:00 AM
Kitten, you're too kind, and you're biased--which is good. You also comment on every poem that is posted, so am I just another bump in the road? I am the road, baby girl. You're the best. Big hugs xoxo ~M
Date: 5/3/2014 3:53:00 AM
24/7 i was here besides your shadow... all you had to do was look. I kept my colors bright sheen in my petals fresh scent all i thought was right for you... 24/7something else was on your mind someone else or some place perhaps always was more important.... All i needed was a second of your minute a simple glance a stare i waited on the line hoping perhaps one day will be mine... all i needed was for you to see me but not until he saw me that i crossed your mind xoxo The Rose Beyond Your Wall
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PENINNAH NGANGA
Date: 5/4/2014 2:26:00 AM
MEL,don't be discouraged by the number of reads or comments or the weight of any of that!continue to write because that is what you love to do,your passion,your hobby,dream and because you love how it makes you feel!!!not for ratings my dear! you inspire me a lot so stay,don't go no where! kissess!!!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 12:17:00 AM
Wow, what an amazing comment--poem. Luv it. If I could save a comment, this would be the one :) Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and to comment on it. Doesn't appear many bothered to read it, so I'm feeling disinclined to write another--why? Big hugs, my friend ;-) ~M
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PENINNAH NGANGA
Date: 5/3/2014 4:00:00 AM
I love love that write!!! Great work Mel!
Date: 5/3/2014 1:56:00 AM
Wonderful, great wisdom here!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/4/2014 12:20:00 AM
Thank you so much Arthur. I greatly appreciate your visits and comments. You are one of those who inspire and uplift. Some days though. Hardly anyone bothered to read this, and few have commented. No sour grapes, but why write if no one's reading? Peace, my friend ~M