Melvina Germain

(375) Faded Red Dress

There you were a sight to behold,
quietly sleeping, in shimmering folds.
No heart to disturb your precious rest,
I left you lying there in a faded red dress.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand

I’ll take a walk several blocks away,
When I return we’ll start our day.
beautiful morning, bright and clear,
a glimpse of your shadow mystically near.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand

Your body laid still, no breathing came.
Fell to my knees and called out your name.
You left me that morning in a faded red dress.
Dreams of a future never will be blessed.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand

Now all I have left are the sweet memories,
of a beautiful woman, who composed my heart.
I cry every night as my hands firmly press,
the ruffles so sheer, of that faded red dress.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 11, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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  • Sarah ShahzadSarah Shahzad (12/12/2019 12:42:00 AM)

    lovely poem..! ! nicely composed..! ! I enjoyed your poem, thank you for sharing.. i'm write as well so please check my site too :)

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/8/2019 1:07:00 PM)

    Fine poem.....very good song..... thanks

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (11/24/2018 2:26:00 PM)

    Country and western materiel.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (4/5/2017 5:10:00 PM)

    this has been in a showcase before this year [Nov.2015], but i'm in a hurry and i'll grab it again for April 2017's as well. it is certainly worth a second showing!

    bri ;) thanks.

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  • Loke Kok Yee (3/25/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    I rarely show emotions for I grew up really hard
    but your sweet/sad poem nearly broke my heart
    I was not sure but I thought a tear came to my eye
    and when I tried to hold it back I could not though I tried
    thanks Mel

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (12/13/2015 9:11:00 PM)

    Lovely poem, Melvina. It could be made into a song. It already has the chorus and everything.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/12/2015 12:24:00 PM)

    i thought for sure i'd read and commented on this one this past year! perhaps not?
    anyway, i definitely like this one and shall send it to MyPoemList and to my/our November showcase, Section B.

    a bit depressing for some near the end i suppose, but some will perhaps enjoy knowing that others grieve for lost ones. well done!

    I like the rhyming and the repetition of the two-line stanza; can’t go too wrong mentioning song birds!
    bri :)

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (11/11/2015 9:46:00 PM)

    Stunning poem Melvina. Beautifully penned and poignantly sad. Loved it.

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  • Howard McdougalHoward Mcdougal (11/8/2015 2:28:00 PM)

    Fun piece sweet memories, my it be a dress ,or ...

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  • Sina SanjariSina Sanjari (11/6/2015 1:44:00 AM)

    Dream my darling dream as only you can
    listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand


    Fantastic..Thanks you Mevina

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (10/20/2015 4:29:00 AM)

    So beautiful and so heart touching!

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  • Mj Lemon (10/7/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    A gorgeous poem. The beauty of it conquers a sadness. This is an amazing elegy. A 10.

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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia Grantham (10/3/2015 9:55:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and I really enjoyed this write. Full of
    sweet details yet there is some sadness too. Red dress
    faded but poem is still full of color.

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (9/22/2015 9:57:00 AM)

    Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand - a perfect refrain!
    very uplifting poem!

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  • Maria Gonzalez (8/31/2015 2:25:00 PM)

    A haunting read. Very well crafted and evocative

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  • Mark HeathcoteMark Heathcote (8/17/2015 11:48:00 AM)

    Beauty poem liked a lot. Thanks sharing it with us.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/1/2015 11:01:00 AM)

    Beauty of music, vibrating lines like strings of a guitar, a wonderful poem.........................10

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (7/30/2015 8:05:00 PM)

    Oh my goodness, so sad but so beautiful. Loved it, Mel!

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (7/19/2015 6:31:00 PM)

    A sweet song of separation and sadness that is eloquently expressed!

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  • Soumita SarkarSoumita Sarkar (6/27/2015 3:06:00 AM)

    Just the right note and a sweet poem in commemoration of the lady love..wrapped in a faded red dress...........liked it.....Soumita

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