Blue Roses

by Anna Williams - Date: 2006-12-27 - Word Count: 253 Share This!

Blue Roses

Long before Autumn,

Long before June,

I sent you blue roses

Beneath a white moon.

Almost six years ago,

Under the sky,

I watched the stars

And I swallowed a sigh.

You spoke of sunshine

And laughter and life...

I remained red-eyed,

Saddened with strife.

The wind of your woes was

As much as I heard.

I sent you two roses

And whispered a word.

My life lived inside me

When your life was near.

And my heart faded

When yours disappeared.

There were spirits inside

Your eyes flickering like fire,

They would rise, and then die,

And then trembling, rise higher.

Alone in the morning,

I stood with the wind.

I stepped out inside me

And silently sinned.

I spoke into the sea.

I woke wondering why

I saw inside me

The whole thundering sky.

I turned, telling none,

Found the hills, flew away

Far from the sun,

And the brilliance of day.

Many years waited,

And I waited longer.

And yet, unabated,

The silence grows stronger.

And violence still flanks

Us for so many years,

Since we last sank

Into ashes and tears.

I try to remember

The sound of the snow

The smells of December

I knew long ago...

I try to see faces

I forsook too fast,

And to believe places

Of faraway pasts

Are not lost forever;

Forgotten, or wrong.

For I prayed I never

Would forget a song.

Six years ago I stood

Under the sky,

Within it no longer

I'd learned not to fly.

I watched you wilting

And tried not to cry.

If you wander, wondering,

After six years,

With all the world's thundering,

Wrapped in your tears,

And if you find me,

Hide deep inside me.

Try to remind me

Of what lives behind me.

If you should meet me

Someday again,

Death won't defeat me

Like it did then.

There's no one who knows us.

And when the dawn's done,

You send the roses,

And I'll send the sun.

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Anna Williams has been writing poetry since the age of 4, when her mother wrote down the songs she invented, as she sang them. She provides free poems at her blog ( These poems can be used for free, provided certain terms are kept. Anna has written love poems, inspirational poems, friendship poems, poetry about youth, travel poems, and many others.

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