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Your Love Redeemed My Faith In Hope

 Your Love Redeemed My Faith In Hope

Across the dance floor, your soft sashaying gown flew
with its bright waving gleams of silver dust and blue;
within that blessed gaze, lonesome heart jumped a beat
seeing those golden slippers on your dainty feet,
feeling love's welcomed arrows shot by Cupid's bow
knowing that most treasured gift would forever grow!

That cool June night we walked under golden moon's beams
with your heart and soul gifting love that so redeems;
this man that had lost heart and walked a blind path
death long ago condemned this soul to darkest wrath,
torn asunder joy in life that had been a gift
chained this spirit upon a black-ship set adrift!

Loss of my beloved I once lived blind despair
wading through this evil world's black pits without care;
her sweet love reminding me of Hope that was lost, 
found anew when your destined path with mine was crossed.
I saw the world with open eyes but could not see
Faith, till sight was laid upon fair beauty of thee...

Your rosy warmth danced with grace thawing my cold heart,
seduced by rousing rhythm never would we part.
My heart began to waltz and pallid pulse did race
as I saw charmed moonlight caress your angel’s face,
I longed forevermore to tilt your chin and kiss
your promising sunrise lips of heavenly bliss.

That early summer’s eve I took a leap of faith
willing to let go of my haunting lost love wraith,
I found with you the heart to fall in love once more
and glissade you in my arms ‘cross life’s ballroom floor.
Alone in love’s spotlight of golden moon beam’s glow
you have my whole attention for you stole the show.

Robert Lindley and Susan Ashley

(a collaboration)

June 27, 2018

My poet's note:  Yet again my dear friend I must thank you for your friendship, tremendous talent and collaborating with me to produce this wonderful poem.
As both Love and Hope are two of the greatest of treasures that mankind has.
This poem symbolizes the gifts that are given from both....
As always it is a true joy to compose with you and let our combined poetic voices be read.. I hope this poem touches the heart and soul of many that may have lost hope in life, love and the blessings that the future holds for them.

Susan Ashley poet’s note:  Yet again, it was my tremendous honor and privilege to collaborate with with you, Robert. There is an abundance of beautiful poetry overflowing the banks of your heart and soul, my talented friend, and I wade in the lovely flow of your poetic words.. Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of being your writing partner and for generously sharing with me in these wondrous poems of love, romance and hope; always hope - the common golden thread that runs victoriously through the weave of our writes.. With appreciation, thank you for another exquisite poetic and artistic experience, my dear friend.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/5/2018 9:35:00 AM
Robert as I told my sane twin Susan if there ever was a perfect partner to collabs it would you and her! Beauty in the words you two write! Wow! So amazing! Lol when I grow up I want to write as well as you two do!Smile! Loved it a fav Robert! Love your friend Brenda
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Date: 7/6/2018 7:37:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Your sane sister is a kind , generous and very talented poet, as are you! Always a joy for me to be so blessed as to write with such gifted and kind poets! Thanks for the fav....
Date: 7/4/2018 7:00:00 PM
Yet again you two have seamlessly created another masterpiece,two minds coming together as one, I curtsy to your excellent collaboration. Bravo to two of my favorite poets here, Susan and Robert....Maria hugs
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Date: 7/6/2018 7:36:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Such words coming from you , mean a lot to this old and tired soul. Susan composed such bright an shining verses in this our collaboration- she truly added the glowing shine to this poem.
Date: 7/4/2018 7:14:00 AM
Hi Robert, such an excellent collaboration between Susan and yourself, this poetic dance is seamless. This write was a true pleasure to read from beginning to end. At the end hope shone within this readers heart. A dance by two wonderful poets, a song to linger in the heart. Congratulations on a most beautiful collaboration. This one has to be a fave. have a wonderful Wednesday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 7/4/2018 11:52:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. Susan is a very gifted and wonderful poet. One that is kind, thoughtful and honorable. Also a great delight and a true pleasure to compose with her. As her gifted verses bring bright light and great esteem to our collaborations ! Thanks for the fav my friend.
Date: 6/30/2018 4:06:00 PM
I placed myself in this poem. I could feel the love of the dancers as they went across the floor. Nicely done.
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Date: 6/30/2018 5:40:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Appreciate very much, you reading and commenting on our collaboration. With my dear friend Susan composing her brilliant verses our collaborating is a true pleasure.
Date: 6/29/2018 10:05:00 AM
WoW! what poetic words...superbly rendered by the poetic duo...great collab dear & light...^WW^
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Date: 6/29/2018 2:29:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am indeed very blessed and pleased to have such a dear and tremendously talented co-author..
Date: 6/29/2018 6:04:00 AM
Another wonderful collaboration between you too..
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Date: 6/29/2018 2:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. We are both very pleased at well this collaboration turned out..
Date: 6/28/2018 11:49:00 AM
This is tremendous! Great work both of you. My work is doggerel by comparison. I really enjoyed reading this.
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Date: 6/28/2018 10:58:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am sure your work is just fine. Susan is such a beautiful friend and great talent that our combined verses glow due to her insight, heart and soul infused into each piece we do. I am truly blessed...
Date: 6/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
It is a pleasure to read another lovely collaboration by the two of you, Susan and Robert. Your poetry blends so well together. Beautiful, enticing title. My best wishes to you both, talented wonderful friends. T.J
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Date: 6/28/2018 10:55:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am indeed very fortunate to have found such a great and talented friend. Susan inspires me to write better and enjoy greater the creation in poetry!
Date: 6/28/2018 4:57:00 AM
Robert.. I enjoyed reading your incredible love song this morning. There's something about love and coffee that make a great pair. Thank you for lifted my spirits today!
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Date: 6/28/2018 10:53:00 PM
Thank you my friend. So true, I oft enjoy a lovely morn here , drinking coffee on our back deck and watching the wildlife/birds here. Definitely a spiritual uplift and blessing.
Date: 6/28/2018 4:21:00 AM
Your work, Robert, in collaboration with our dear Susan is the very epitome of timeless beauty of love in all its facets : "lost heart, blind despair, dark wrath.. beauty, grace, hope".. and of genuine generosity of two beautiful souls collaborating to provide passionate readers with beauty in its finest elegance! A FaV. Thank you so much for sharing your beauty.. stay safe and blessed.
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Date: 6/28/2018 10:51:00 PM
Thank you my friend. So pleased that you lie this poem. Susan and I both put heart and soul in this collaboration. She is such a wonderful poet!!
Date: 6/27/2018 10:04:00 PM
Dear Robert, in our collaborations our poetic voices are in wondrous unity on the themes of love, romance and hope. It is always with great pleasure that I enjoy the shining light you bring in illuminating these gifts and the great honor of your trust in my ability to shine as well. Your generous sharing of your inspired, beautiful and blissful poetry with me will always be held in my deepest appreciation, my dear friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Sue
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Date: 6/28/2018 10:49:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend, it is a great blessing to find a dear friend and then be so honored with a fantastic collaborator too. Such inspiration and tremendous talent you bring to each poem we work on together! I can only praise your insight and beautiful verses that you weave each time we compose our poetry. I am indebted and so deeply appreciate of your great kindness.