Adeline Foster

Bronze Star - 2,222 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~to Maurice - Poem by Adeline Foster

~ To Maurice

My life has been shattered by the sound
Of that tragic call.
My heart lies broken on the ground
With that fatal fall.

If in despair I cried my pain
Out to the very stars
The universe would not contain
The sound ‘twould reach that far.

If wanting could bring you back again,
If longing could open the door,
If I could awake to find it a dream
And you at my side as before,

I'd tell you of all the things you do
That made my world complete;
I'd never complain that you are you;
I'd lay my heart at your feet.

I cannot help but long for you
Though I know it cannot be.
You gave me the strength to bear this too,
By the faith you had in me.

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Comments about ~to Maurice by Adeline Foster

  • Veteran Poet - 1,512 Points Pheko Motaung (5/8/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    A poem written with true soul and so passionate! A beautiful rendering of marvellous nostalgic feelingss.Thank you (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 26 Points Goddy Nana-mens (5/4/2012 4:14:00 PM)

    beautiful and soft. the nostalgia is infectious... almost endearing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,006 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (4/18/2012 4:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem and the silent cry of a soul that is very alive.! Well written! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 454 Points Joseph Anderson (4/15/2012 2:28:00 PM)

    I am back and I find you are still writing such sweetly flowing, touchingly beautiful poetry. A great tribute

    A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reginald Francois (4/12/2012 2:18:00 PM)

    oh wow I felt that... the passion the want it was is beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,417 Points Shahzia Batool (4/7/2012 12:40:00 PM)

    people vary, and differ in their opinion about rhyme-scheme, or artist is always connected to the tradition...your alternate rhyme supports the theme... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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