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The White Roses Died With You

We planted roses in the spring
when love was floating in the air.
A diamond glittered on your ring
reflected in your hazel eyes
the rainbow hues of paradise.
We had so much to give and share.

The months went by, the roses bloomed,
but when one day an ill wind blew – 
no mercy shown – our dreams were doomed
to wither slowly and decay.
That fateful night you passed away 
all the white roses died with you.


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Rhyme scheme: A-B-A-C-C-B  D-E-D-F-F-E
Contest: Rhyme Time 7 ~ Deep and Dark 
Sponsored by Lu Loo
Placed 1st
© 27th December 2018 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/17/2019 9:54:00 PM
Your poem is so beautiful in both it's happiness and it's sadness ... Very nicely penned, my friend!
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/18/2019 12:10:00 PM
What a pleasant surprise to have you stopping by, Kelly! Thank you for reading and leaving such lovely comments. Hope you are keeping well, my friend. Warm regards // paul
Date: 2/15/2019 2:53:00 PM
this is truly beautiful, my friend
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Date: 2/16/2019 7:41:00 AM
Pleased that you enjoyed it, Jack...thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 1/23/2019 10:29:00 AM
Congrats on the win Paul. Your poem showed a deep love and a deeper sadness. Blessings, Susan
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/23/2019 3:31:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting, Susan. I believe this is the first time our paths have crossed! Pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 1/15/2019 5:39:00 AM
Stopping back to say congratulations on your top win, Paul!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/15/2019 4:39:00 PM
Thank you, Carolyn. Pleased to see your entry also on the winners' list! Hugs // paul
Date: 1/14/2019 5:31:00 PM
Congratulations for your win Paul :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/15/2019 4:30:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi. You did extremely well yourself:) Regards // paul
Date: 1/14/2019 5:29:00 PM
A very moving write Paul..Congrats on your win..
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Date: 1/15/2019 4:24:00 PM
Pleased you enjoyed it, Joseph...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 1/14/2019 4:32:00 PM
So sad and heartfelt, Paul, but so beautifully written. Congratulations on your First Place win in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 1/15/2019 4:24:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely comments and congrats, Sandra. Regards // paul
Date: 1/5/2019 2:33:00 PM
Beautiful, Paul. Sad but with beautiful memories of love.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/6/2019 8:07:00 AM
Thank you for reading and liking, Carole. Hope you are (so far)enjoying the new year. Regards // paul
Date: 1/4/2019 3:19:00 PM
Hi Paul, this is an excellent write for the subject of the contest. The joy turns to sadness and you take us along on the journey. You play the emotions so well in this excellent read. It is always an hionour to read your work Paul. This reads like a winner to me, good luck in the contest. A fave. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 1/6/2019 1:42:00 PM
It is always a pleasure to read your insightful comments which you bring along with each and every visit that you pay, Mike...thank you. Best regards, my friend // paul
Date: 1/3/2019 10:54:00 AM
Enjoyed the imagery and the flow of this poem very much. ;)
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/3/2019 2:41:00 PM
Thank you, P,S. Your visit is appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 12/29/2018 10:54:00 AM
How sad are the memories of lost love conveyed in memories such as these, Paul. You wrote beautifully with this touching theme. (I've been attempting this one too.) Sending winning wishes for the "dark" contest, my friend. So glad to see you posting some new work again! Hugs, Carolyn
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 1/1/2019 1:57:00 PM
Yes, your optimism draws people to you, Paul, so this poem reveals a different side. Happy New Year to you and your family!
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/29/2018 3:58:00 PM
Sad and dark themes often cross my mind, Carolyn, though in real life I'm quite the opposite. Thank you for the lovely feedback and gl wishes. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/29/2018 7:58:00 AM
Your words bleed sadness Paul, This is a perfect poem for the contest, one that has been written so deeply that the syllable requirment has not hindered the words..
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/29/2018 8:10:00 AM
Thank you, S-1. Some of these contest prompts do truly serve their purpose! Regards // paul
Date: 12/29/2018 5:02:00 AM
There will be no peace when there's no longer Love! There will be no blossoming roses when there's no kind and caring gardener! There will be no dreams and hopes when fate "blows its wind with no mercy"! A great write Paul! A stunning metaphor! A wonderful message conveyed in Beauty! A FAV. and a win! My deepest regards. God bless you.
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Date: 12/29/2018 7:24:00 AM
I am always awed by the beauty of your insightful comments, Besma. They are a joy to read, and I can assure you that they are truly cherished. Thank you for the support, and the fav! ~ Sending you warm regards and blessings, my friend. // paul
Date: 12/28/2018 2:55:00 PM
you move me so with this languid, remarkable melody, paul... the last line packs a wallop!...huggs
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/29/2018 7:21:00 AM
Thank you, Nette. Hope you've been enjoying the weekend. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/28/2018 2:26:00 AM
So sweet, this actually has inspired me, what a wonderful poem.
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Date: 12/28/2018 12:40:00 PM
Thank you, Arthur! Hope your muse keeps you active all the year through! Regards // paul
Date: 12/28/2018 1:51:00 AM
You had me in tears with this poem Paul, so so sad! The white roses will bloom again Paul when the time is right whilst loving memories also may never be erased from our minds! Good luck in the contest and a wonderful healthy and happy 2019 for you and your family
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Date: 12/28/2018 12:37:00 PM
Reacting with misty eyes to my poem is more than I had expected, Jenny:) I am so pleased that you enjoyed it...thank you! ~ I hope you had a wonderful Christmas; may the New Year bring you and your loved ones love, good health and (in your case) lots of inspiration. Warm regards // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 7:18:00 PM
Your poignant poetry dances with beautiful rhythm and rhymes, Paul. Such stirring sadness reaches in and touches my heart in the most soulful way. An exceptional and expressive piece. Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you, my dear friend.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/28/2018 1:44:00 PM
Oh dear Paul, to search through my old poems for one you might have missed has got to make you just the best and sweetest poetry friend a girl could have.. :)) I appreciate the warmth of your wonderful heart and your persistence too, my amazing friend. Warmest wishes and hugs always ~Sue
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2018 12:32:00 PM
Thank you, Susan; as always your feedback is beautiful and leaves a sweet, mellow lingering taste. ~ Earlier today I was rummaging in your list of poems, but failed to find one which I might have missed; will go back and renew my search!! ~ Warm regards & Hugs, my friend. // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 6:59:00 PM
A very sad and beautiful poem you have penned my friend! Good luck in the contest!
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2018 12:27:00 PM
Your comments are truly appreciated, my friend...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 5:56:00 PM
Very nicely written Paul. I can feel it !
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2018 12:25:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi; it is good to know your sixth sense has also enjoyed my poem:) Regards // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 5:11:00 PM
Paul, so sadly beautiful, this is a winner for me and a FAV ~
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2018 12:23:00 PM
Thank you for your generosity, Constance...you are a dear heart! Regards // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 4:51:00 PM
Sad and beautiful! Best for a win!
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2018 12:21:00 PM
Many thanks, Kim. Best regards // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 4:38:00 PM
Very apt for the contest theme Paul..you wrote it so well..the sadness feels so real. Best for a win.
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Date: 12/28/2018 12:20:00 PM
Thank you for the encouraging comments, Vijay. Regards // paul
Date: 12/27/2018 4:24:00 PM
Beautiful, deep and sad I hope it blossoms in the contest, I think Luloo with LOVE IT Paul!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/27/2018 4:46:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely comments, and for being my first visitor:) Perhaps I can pay you back by mending your dish washer:) Hugs // paul