Letters and Diary Poetry posted February 25, 2012 Chapters:  ...4 5 -6- 7... 


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seasons change slowly in remembrance

A chapter in the book Surviving Silent Storms

I Happened By This Way

by Warren Rodgers


One textured stem adorned in rosy red,
held in my hand; a singular bouquet.
I place upon the ground for words unsaid,
to simply state, I miss you still today.

I could have come when flowers bloom in spring,
when songbirds sing enchantments in my ear.
I could have sought a soothing from the sting,
that lingers long beyond my saddest year.

I hoped you would be waiting by the stream,
near granite etched in stark realities.
I did not find you in my waking dream,
I only felt the chill of winter's breeze.

Just lonely clouds and spirits in repose,
were witness to my walk with you today -
along with one young withering red rose -
so you will know, I happened by this way.

 


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Written in iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line) with a rhythm of da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da Dum. Minimal punctuation.

Written after an unplanned visit to my wife's resting place.

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