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REMEMBER ME: A POEM

Updated on October 6, 2013

When I shall cease to breathe

When the still moving wind ruffles the curtains

Under which I lie lifeless

Remember me

When the moon shines on my upturned face

Pale with misery and a nameless grace

That only the release of death can give

Remember I once used to believe

When my heart has stopped thudding

When my lips have stopped bidding

And pleading for love and life

Remember, I was a part of this strife

When my dull eyes remain open

When human thought is beyond my ken

When men have stopped calling me by name

Remember, in death too, I was the same

When my life, like a story unfinished

Is snuffed out like a flame, soon diminished

When my cold lips press together stiffly

Remember my only dying plea

Was for you to love me


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      This is different and so sad.

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      Christina M. Castro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Like a setting for a very dramatic movie. You have the key to passion in your writing.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Very dramatic visually and excellent poem!

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Thank you BlossomSB. As I told you in the summary, it was inspired by Christina Rossetti. It was one of the few poems I wept over. I wish that someday you'll get time to read it, I am sure you'll love it. Thank you for your comments! Have a great day!

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Is it? That's very kind of you. It is indeed unrequited love, something that only lives in movies and poems these days, it's hard to experience it in real life. But thank you so much for your lovely comments CMCastro!

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Thank you for your kindness, my dear friend. @Faithreaper!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poem. Very expressive and dramatic. The passion can be felt.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So truly and beautifully sad. Voted up and here's wishing you a great day Sharon.

      Eddy.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Long time no see. Glad that you have returned.

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! Have a good day!

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Eiddwen!

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Me too aviannovice! Thank you for your lovely comments!

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very sad, yet beautiful; this is palpable through your expressive words. Voted up and more.

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      Sharon Christy 3 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Genna East.

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