Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

One Blue Rose - Poem by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

i guess that i will never know
why it is you had to go
you never even said goodbye
you just left me one blue rose
on the pillow where your head had been
until i awoke i had never thought
that i would wake up all alone
so now i see as days go by
there's nothing left to do but cry
and think of how the rose will die
it's beauty soon to fade away

i'll place the rose between the pages
of my favorite poetry book
then someday when i'm feeling brave
i will open the book and take a look
at the one blue rose you left for me
whose message is still unclear to me
for i did not know anything was wrong
until i saw that you were gone

Comments about One Blue Rose by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

  • Ernestine Northover (11/19/2005 4:17:00 PM)

    This is a lovely piece of prose, Faith, but it really is terrible being left with 'not knowing'. Love Ernestine (Report) Reply

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  • (11/19/2005 8:18:00 AM)

    a sad poem
    when the other gone
    not understanding the reality
    of the alone time
    yet so well expressed
    everyone can feel the pain
    yet read the beauty
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 19, 2005

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