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Poetry of a mystery

Updated on April 7, 2014

The Garden

She wandered along the garden

and smelled each and every rose.

She continued along the path

not knowing where it goes.

She stopped in front of a grave

the name was Mary Rose.

Mary died a century ago

at the age of twenty-one.

The stone said she would be missed

and that she had a son.


There were fresh flowers left in dirt

weeds were everywhere.

Yet the flowers created an aura of love

obviously planted by someone with care.

I continued to walk along the way

but felt a presence in the air.

I stopped and looked around

my emotions overcome with despair.

I was drawn back to that grave

and I slowly approached.

Next to the flowers

I found a broach.

Where did it come from?

I did not know.

I picked it up

and couldn't let it go.

It felt as though a energy

had it's hands over mine,

pictures of Mary Rose

filled my mind.

She was holding her baby

as tears streamed down her face.

She was running along the path,

at an alarming pace.

Next I saw a man

running behind her.

He had a gun in his hand

and fired a shoot

Mary Rose fell down

cradling her son

so he wouldn't hit the ground.

The man took the baby

Mary Rose was dead.

The baby unharmed.

I put the broach down

and the images were gone.

What a horrific memory,

it was all so wrong.

Why did I see such a horrible sight?

I am happy and pregnant.

My birthday is coming

I will turn twenty-one.

My sonogram said,

I am having a son.

When I returned home,

my husband was there.

He had a bad day,

I was consumed with fear.

Where have you been,

you need to rest at home.

Stop wandering away.

I replied I felt alone.

I told him I know

what the Doctor said.

But it's so boring

to lay all day in bed.

Do what your told,

he said with such rage.

I felt like an animal,

kept in a cage.

As I lay down

I patted my stomach with pride.

Soon our son will be born,

and things will be fine.

How do you think this story ends?

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    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you annart. I didn't write a sequel to this story as I wanted the reader to vote and let their imagination take over. Glad you enjoyed this.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      Great story in this poem! It starts so gently and then the pace quickens. I think she feels she's in danger and will leave but she might be a reincarnation I suppose. Are you going to write another poem to tell us the answer?

      Ann

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Keisha for stopping by to read. Yes this was a very suspensful hub.

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      Keisha Hunter 

      3 years ago from Kingston, Jamaica

      Oh i really enjoyed this...well except for the suspense part because I like closure and disclosure and will be thinking about it way into next week but that's fine. Voted up ;)

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for stopping by to read. Yes it seems that most of the comments believe she is Mary Rose reincarnated. I like that I left it as a mystery.

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      travmaj 

      4 years ago from australia

      So much to ponder and so much mystery here. I guess any of the endings would be suitable depending on our take of it. I rather like the Mary Rose reincarnated idea but still agonise about it.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Jodah and Shyron for reading one of my favorite hubs. It seems the majority of who voted believe this is Mary Rose Reincarnated. I will as a writer leave it as a mystery to all.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Oh..Lisa, this is hauntingly beautiful. I think the woman is Mary Rose reincarnated, or Mary Rose is warning the woman who came upon her grave.

      Very interesting, voted that way and shared.

      Shyron

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      so glad I found this gem Lisa. I love poetry that is easy to read and tells a story. This was a wonderful ballad, and had me entrapped until the end. Touching and sad, and leaves one wondering and caring at the end. Well written and a delight to read. Voted up.

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Nadine. I look forward to reading your hubs as well.

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I'm truly impressed by your writing skill and will now read your story. Well done

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Midget38 and abbaelijah for stopping by to read.

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 

      4 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      hum !

      That was a nice and creative poetic story !

      I enjoyed reading it from beginning to the end.

      Thanks for sharing !

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      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Lisa, that was a sad story. Will be sharing.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes those that have read believe she is Mary Rose reincarnated. I will leave it up to mystery.

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      schoolgirlforreal 

      4 years ago

      This poem really kept my attention, and not much of what I read does, so I liked it very much! It was riveting, well written and interesting! I put that I thought it was her reincarnated, though I don't believe in that, it seems so cool..makes such a great short mystery and rhyming poem as well!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love the mystery surrounding this piece. Beautifully penned. I think it is Mary Rose. You have a new follower. Thank you.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Yes I left it to each readers imagination. thank you for stopping by to read.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      It is a mystery--and sometimes, mysteries are better left unsolved!

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Ah ! Great idea, Lisa, to keep the mystery lingering. I love this poem.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Phyllis, Flourish and DDE. I won't revel what the correct answer is; this is what makes this story a mystery. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! Amazing! I voted ''The woman is Mary Rose reincarnated.'' You have such a great imagination.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Spooky twist at the end. I like your imagination and all the turns this could take.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Beautiful poem. I think the woman is Mary Rose, reincarnated and also that she realizes she is in danger and will leave her husband. Well done on your poem.

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