The Last Summer Rose (poem)

I think back to days without end

Where dreams that came true were the trend

With kisses around every bend

And angels were there to attend

A time without worries or woes

The days of the last summer rose


Youth’s madness we put on display

As hand in hand we met each day

And let our hearts show us the way

To havens of lovers’ repose

Where fantasies frolic and stray

The days of the last summer rose


Each heartbeat held moments of you

Each smile and my world would renew

Such magic that from your eyes flows

Such heavens for wiles to pass through

The promised tomorrow in view

The days of the last summer rose


Caresses as sun slowly set

And moonlight its mood to impose

A scent one can never forget

Recalling the day that we met

As twilight beheld silhouette

The days of the last summer rose


I wonder about times like those

Did they truly happen at all

These pictures on yesterday’s wall

As sunsets again seems to fall

Sweet flower please help me recall

The days of the last summer rose

Jamie Bochert by Lachlan Bailey

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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

The days of the last summer rose, how beautiful. Rare to find a line that just makes the poem but you have. ^

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oceansider 4 years ago

Very nice, Mhatter, I loved the poetry and video! Thank you, Helen

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Ellen Karman 4 years ago from medina, Ohio

I thought this was beautiful both the poetry and the video, you have a follower with me now!!!!

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klarawieck 4 years ago

Mhatter, my eyes are watery right now, and I'm not even chopping onions! This is one truly beautiful poem. The person who inspired this seems to come alive through your words. The music is truly beautiful and makes the poem much more powerful. You've outdone yourself with this one. Congrats!

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is very touching so very beautiful, well done.

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi you always compose..with lot of feels!

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

full of feelings as always Mhatter99....

very nice poem......

voted up and shared...:-)

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Janhorner 4 years ago

What a lovely walk back into my own youth when summers where very much as you describe in your poem.

Simply lovely,


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Dbro 4 years ago from Texas, USA

Lovely poem! It really reflects the way we all felt when we were young - before life and experience tempered us so.

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Really beautiful from the title, the heartfelt words and the music. Vote way up and beautiful!

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is simply lovely so beautiful.. everything everyone has already said.. I loved it.. a true poet you are.. the summers our youth you described all so perfectly..



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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Mhatter, where do you get your great photos? The video is outstanding. So Beautiful. "The days of the last summer rose." So cool. Thanks Mhatt!

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Voted up and awesome. This is truly one of your best.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Beautiful write Mhatter. As usual you chose the perfect music.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

This photo comes from a friend

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful!

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Truly a massive poem, we can't believe those beautiful moments happened in our life.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Very poetic and pretty. I love it. The days of the last Summer rose sounds so nostalgic just as a phrase by itself!

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teaches12345 4 years ago

The photo does match your poem so well! Love the red symbolism in the photo and poem. Passion and romance to hope for.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Sigh so lovely.

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

How romantic and I love the title. Well done. Voted up and beautiful.

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