The Sacred Flower (poem)

This sacred flower of so long ago

In darkness did it beauty fade away

Its death would mark a very special day

A moment long forgotten in times flow


So many moments now had passed their way

So many changes swept across these two

So many doubts which once where I love you

So many tears have caused their hearts to stray


Rage rage now fills the void of what they knew

Pain pain over loss now cast them to night

Storms storms the thunder of their violent fight

Tears tears met the things couple now threw


The flower emerged from a book in flight

And what had been dead now started to grow

They saw there the day that they had missed so

The sacred flower which sees them hold tight

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

They just get more and more powerful! Thank you! This ius the first toime I've heard the Westlife version. Beautiful!

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

How many roses have been pressed between the pages of a book, long forgotten, but when found, seem to bloom all over again in the memories? Beautiful MH!

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

A poignant but timely reminder of a passionate love in danger of falling apart. Mhatter another wonderful poem, beautifully done. Voting up.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So beautiful as always my friend.


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

This one is now one of my favorites. Voted up and will share this one for sure! Beautiful!

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

I so enjoy when you bring me full circle in your poetry. From love, to being pulled apart, and in the end...reminded of why they should stay together.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Perfectly wonderful. I love how you use the relationship between people and flowers. We are both so expendable.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another beautiful poem. The rose, i loved it..

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lovely image and so well expressed thanks

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This is so beautiful and great video.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

You bring such joy with your poems, always passionate and full of meaning. Voted up,


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

I love the use of spondees in the fourth stanza, awesome. Jamie

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teaches12345 4 years ago

What a powerful message! I love the hope you have put into this. Sad start, but the potential for amending a relationship is beautiful.. The song is beautiful too!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Mh, yes, I'll go with the hope at the end too, as teaches mentioned in her comment, but as the beautiful song, "The Rose," says, it can be a razor no doubt and that heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance, is so very sad . . . I say, take a chance as we are only here on this temporal world for a short while . . . that is until we finally get to go on to that true home.


God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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