Abraham Lincoln

Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln
Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky
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To Rosa

Rating: 3.2
You are young, and I am older;
You are hopeful, I am not -
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder -
Pluck the roses ere they rot.

Teach your beau to heed the lay -
That sunshine soon is lost in shade -
That now's as good as any day -
To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.
COMMENTS
MAHTAB BANGALEE 20 January 2021
superb and fantastic poem; so you are you and I am throught me wanna be a good view!
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Mruthyunjaya 26 May 2018
Very nice
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Jeanette Telusma 24 July 2017
A man of excellent morals. One who was given the opportunity to take advantage but strongly decided not to do so. This poem is proof of such. Lovely piece.
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Francie Lynch 24 July 2017
Sounds to me like Honest Abe may be a misnomer. The poet is obviously ditching a girl, and trying to make it sound like his young lover can do better. Tsk, tsk, Abe.
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Rajnish Manga 24 July 2017
Great advice to the younger generation about how to enjoy life. Thanks. Enjoy life, ere it grow colder - Pluck the roses ere they rot.
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Abraham Lincoln, a great man of determination who worked himself to a top rank. This is the first time that i read a poem of his. And i must admit that it is a beautiful poem, very thoughtful and full of wisdom. You are young, and I am older; You are hopeful, I am not - Enjoy life, ere it grow colder - Pluck the roses ere they rot.
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Edward Kofi Louis 24 July 2017
Love with the muse of Age! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Anil Kumar Panda 24 July 2017
Have never read Abraham Lincoln before. But it is a sweet one. Very nice.
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Rajesh Thankappan 24 July 2017
I knew not that Abraham Lincoln tried his hand in poetry. Anyway this is a sound advice he gave to the younger generation.
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Upendra Upm 24 July 2017
Pluck the roses, ere they rot, from a man who, knowingly signed his own death warrant as he signed the Declaration.his hand trembling.
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Lantz Pierre 24 July 2017
Are you referring to the Emancipation Proclamation? Lincoln said on the day that he signed it, New Year’s Day,1863, that he never “felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do in signing this paper.”
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