Patricia Gale

Joyous Tear - Poem by Patricia Gale

The color red the symbol of love
White for purity
Shades mixed together creating pink
The words combined meaning true love

A vase with two dozen long stemmed beauties
Adding tiger lilies to represent their passion
A gift of thoughtfulness to the one he admired
Tears of joyous sadness fell upon a single rose

For she knew in her heart
It could never be
His life so different
The miles would never meet

Capturing still beauty on paper
Pressing a single pink rose between her favorite love sonnets
Faded years but the memory lingered
Joyous tear now a deep sigh

She reflects on the withered rose
and turns the pages of paper memories
Knowing once in her life she had been loved
Even if just for a time

Comments about Joyous Tear by Patricia Gale

  • (4/8/2007 2:35:00 PM)

    i give this a ten, this was a great poem that really touched the heart. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/6/2007 4:53:00 AM)

    Another sad, yet well composed piece, by you Patricia, all the best, Love duncan X (Report)Reply

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  • Charles M Moore (3/26/2007 7:37:00 PM)

    An enjoyable composium of happy sadness. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/25/2007 10:17:00 AM)

    Strikes a chord in the heart...
    I must remember to preserve the roses too!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 6, 2011

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