Unbroken

Broken
 
But that is love
In the way you fashioned it
After all the time all the longings
After all the tears all the laughters
 
The talks about tomorrows
Time valued reflections, gazing
Dreams
Visions
 
The mint smell of breeze swaying lush
Emeralds of hope, star fixed sunflowers
Budding for light rays of sun interstitially
Riffling dense narcissus over fields of green
 
Now blanketed by the grayish sky
Steadily darkening over roses and
Honey lavenders of our innocent
Youthful halcyon shared goals
 
Still the little that is left
Rekindling flickering glowing embers
Touches refused, in time so short
Had died in the lips of hope.
 
NDR 7.27.2016
 
Written in 1970 (rev. 7.26.2016), a year before moving on to a greener
pasture, the USA. Rising like a Phoenix, spirit unbroken, the sun
found its way into my dreams. Rest is history.

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Charlotte B. Williams
about 2 years

This is made up of beautiful images, very nice indeed.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 2 years

Charlotte, thank you. Like you and Rich and Jenifer, Robert and Francis we all keep the "candle of hope...alive and well"
that helps us to move on.

rich graham
over 2 years

A candle of hope to keep
Our spirit alive and well
For this a poem to write
And tell you told so well

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 2 years

I had coffee with Mr Jones the other day. He asked about you.
Thanks for liking, Rich.

J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

Love this imagery! "The blanketed, grey sky" and "mint lushes." Very nice poem Nelson.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

Thank you so much, Jenifer! We once have a vege and herbs garden. The lavender, thyme and mint are so fragrant that I made it a point rubbing my hands with their leaves before I get in the house coming back from 9-5. Glad you like the images. Haven't found the appropriate photo yet.

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

I can relate to that state of mind. I have been broken many times. It seems that there is no hope to keep on going, but somehow I managed to. I guess it is God's will that keeps me going.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

God's will be done heaven and earth, I believe in it. Happy for you you moved on evertytime. No, there's no perfect coffee in every doughnut shop
like the come-on sign says outside. Would be nice but...

Francis
over 2 years

Nelson, very nice poem indeed.

"It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes." ~ Anne Baxter

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

Brod, thanks. One of my favorites, Anne Baxter. A beautiful woman I am sure had risen like Phoenix as well. Poem, i reworded the 3rd and 4th stanzas, painting a spring like hope; and 4th, late fall into winter-hope fading.

Francis
Francis
over 2 years

@Nelson Yes, who could forget Nefertiti in the Ten Commandments!

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