"PoppyK1" loves to write 'poetry that makes
sense.' It is his belief that people have
lost the love of poetry, because new style poetry
leaves the reader wondering what they have read.
If he can touch a heart and stir the love, if he
can touch a soul and kindle emotion, if he can
touch an emotion that brings forth a smile and
touch one in such a way to cause them to feel,
then it makes sense to him. He says that
poetry should be felt with the heart and soul,
not criticized for grammar and style. If the
reader can feel the words, and it touches them
deeply, then it is poetry. It matters not,
who's called a poet. Only those you touch,
will know it.
Roses For Rose
Red roses were her favorites, her name was also
And every year her husband sent them, tied with
The year he died, the roses were delivered to her
The card said, "Be my Valentine," like all the
Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always
"I love you even more this year, than last year on this
"My love for you will always grow, with every passing
She knew this was the last time that the roses would
She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this
Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass
He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out
She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very
Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling
She would sit for hours, in her husband's favorite
While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting
A year went by, and it was hard to live without her
With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate.
Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before,
The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her
She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them
Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist
The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would
Why would someone do this to her, causing her such
"I know your husband passed away, more than a year
The owner said, "I knew you'd call, and you would want
"The flowers you received today, were paid for in
"Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to
"There is a standing order, that I have on file down
And he has paid, well in advance, you'll get them every
There also is another thing, that I think you should
He wrote a special little card...he did this years ago."
"Then, should ever, I find out that he's no longer
That's the card...that should be sent, to you the
She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now
Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the
Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a
Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he
"Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've been
I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome."
"I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.
For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say, you were the
"You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every
I know it's only been a year, but please try not
I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years."
"When you get these roses, think of all the happiness,
That we had together, and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and I know I always will.
But, my love, you must go on, you have some living
"Please...try to find happiness, while living out your
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
The roses will come every year, and they will only stop,
When your door's not answered, when the florist stops to
"He will come five times that day, in case you have
But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt,
To take the roses to the place, where I've instructed
And place the roses where we are, together once again."
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