My darling golden rose ⁓ (in penitence)

My darling golden rose ⁓ (in penitence)

A Poem by Richard
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Ballad … when her heart would dance in sweet romance, his did not know how (this may be a bit long for some, but it's senseless to try and tell the heart when to quit speaking).

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My darling golden rose ~

You know, Sweetheart, I've sat and thought
of all that's good and bad;
of for what purpose it was wrought
I naught but made You sad.

Then, took a closer look at me,
and saw what’s to berate;
for all the good I've tried to be,
seems failure is my fate.

I pray each night and all day long
that I might turn to good,
but surely I am meant for wrong;
this now is understood.

If comes an angel such as You,
and still I haven't changed …
although, your heart is ever true,
we've now become estranged.

So many chances You have gave
to mend my sorry ways;
those times I've tried best to behave,
when You gave me your praise.
 
I'm still the knave I always was,
that's how I am, it seems.
You've filled my world with joyous buzz;
I've only stained your dreams.

Oh, please, sweet angel from above,
forgive me for your sake,
that You might dance again and love
a man who won't forsake

the fairest woman of them all,
with heart of gold to give.
Throw me away and do not stall,
there's happiness to live.

Paint me over with colours grey,
remove me from your scene.
Me, replace with flowers each day,
of precious gold and green.

You've served your purpose setting free
this cold hard heart of mine;
taught me to love, and now I plea,
spit out my bitter wine.

Sincerely, I apologize
for wasting your dear time.
Your luring smile, soft azure eyes,
our every kiss of rhyme,

I'll not forget eternity;
once, it was yours and mine.
We loved in sweet serenity,
shared passions so divine.

Then, darkness came I thought was cured,
my dire, sad sickness deep;
such pain I wreaked, tho you endured,
my cost proved much too steep.

There is no flower that can grow,
without its nourishment,
for each and every seed you’d sow,
was one more I had spent.

You tended with your gentle hand
our garden filled with love,
but every tender shoot to stand,
I made dead fodder of.

That which confuses me so much
is what is wrong with me ...
You gift me light from your charmed touch;
yet, still I cannot see.

Yon sun is shining warm and pure,
the mockingbird sings sweet;
when You look down you'll see for sure,
it's me kissing your feet.

I bless the very ground you walk,
I'll always dream of You;
of all our moments shared in talk,
deep romance known by few.

I feel your flame, call out your name
when spells of darkness smite,
and evermore I'll dream your frame
against me warm and tight.

Just one last prayer before I go:
Please, think of me and smile,
remembering I love You so,
and you loved me awhile.

Alas, I'll ne'er fill your desires;
not now, I might suppose;
still, e'er you'll be … 'til life expires,
My darling golden rose 
~


Richard W. Jenkins
         ©2017 

© 2018 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Yellow Rose In Repose … courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Constructive, well-meant critique is always welcome! : )

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it is long! i most always scroll down a writing first thing ..to see how it looks in entirety ... at a glance ... i am going to give it a go sir! as i expect great things ;)
oh my goodness ..this is going into me library for sure .. well said .. well rhymed and rhythmed ... so honest and such pain the penitent suffers ..oh i am on my own knees begging that forgiveness ..but it can not be redone ... vivid memories of those golden roses that graced my life when i flitted about the flower and would never grasp the stem ...wild and free we run and pine away all our days for those lost love's moments .. can you tell i relate? :} honestly ...nothing that should be shortened ...its is well worth the read
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Gosh, Dear Gene!
Whatever happened, that I did not receive notice of your most fetching revie.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

same to you Richard :)



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Beautiful poem about regrets of wrong doing. The sorrow about the pain inflicted really came through. I very much enjoyed the rhyme and rhythm. It is a long poem Richard but very much worth the read and I am pleased to have found it. I am left feeling that the speaker must learn to forgive himself. A wonderful read. Thank you.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Hi, Christine! : )
I love to write of situations, especially romantic interludes and/or genre.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

The pleasure was all mine.
Richard

5 Months Ago

Not all … wink*
So Beautiful and Soul impacted that I wrote a reply...http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/Cryingkate/2023338/

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Oh-MY, another reply!
Thanks, Connie … you're going to spoil me!

Big hug of .. read more
Cryingkate

5 Months Ago

I didn't want to crowd you beautiful pages with my words so I posted it on my page. Oh my your write.. read more
this my favourate poem richard was added on my birthday.)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Thanks for reading, Tracey, and "Happy Birthday!"

Big hugs! ⁓ Richard : )
Just beautiful- but forgiveness of self is necessary if one chooses to change their ways, and if there was such a love shared by two they would forgive and forget- everyone is human makes mistakes but when choices become mistakes then there’s nothing more to say but love can always be saved if it is true and heart felt- sad but wonderful words- I wish and pray for this soul to be mended 🌹

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Hee-hee!
Kelly, I'm thinking some souls are so far gone they're beyond redemption and repair,.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

6 Months Ago

Hmmmmmmm if you say so- each to their own but it’s not over until the fat lady sings🌹
Oh Richard... why making me cry :)
Mmm such sadness dripping of this one...
If had not felt Any thing for her...am sure such poetry won't be given birth...
Such as these lines would make the stone breathe again.... so am sure the reason she will forever remember you as a part of her... your golden rose wherever she is :))

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Aw, Ria,
You're just softhearted and tender in your delightfully sweet nature.
I love .. read more
Richard - I can't believe it! It is though you knew my heart. Each line reminds me of the wonderful woman I have been blessed with for all these years. Of all the times I've failed her, betrayed her and yet in my time of need she was and is always there. Try as I may I don't believe I could have put into words all the love and seeking of forgiveness you have expressed. Thank you so very much - Dave

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

How wonderful, Dave, to know we connect on such a deeply abiding level through this rather extensive.. read more
Dave

6 Months Ago

I appreciate that, but no, no, no I most humbly thank you!
Damn!!!!I loved it....specially the last para was amazing..great work of words...keep writing pls

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Thanks, Govind!
I appreciate your exuberance and compliments.

Been writing poe.. read more
i read this twice, it was fantastic piece richard my type of poem, no wonder you have had book published .

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Ah, Tracey⁓
How lovely your words to me, how wonderfully happy they make me feel … and, j.. read more
tracey

6 Months Ago

all good but golden rose was one of my favourates it was a truly lovely piece.
it is long! i most always scroll down a writing first thing ..to see how it looks in entirety ... at a glance ... i am going to give it a go sir! as i expect great things ;)
oh my goodness ..this is going into me library for sure .. well said .. well rhymed and rhythmed ... so honest and such pain the penitent suffers ..oh i am on my own knees begging that forgiveness ..but it can not be redone ... vivid memories of those golden roses that graced my life when i flitted about the flower and would never grasp the stem ...wild and free we run and pine away all our days for those lost love's moments .. can you tell i relate? :} honestly ...nothing that should be shortened ...its is well worth the read
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

6 Months Ago

Gosh, Dear Gene!
Whatever happened, that I did not receive notice of your most fetching revie.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

same to you Richard :)
More...you are an amazing teacher....But I don't think i will ever be able to make poetry dance off the page!...Richard!..I sincerely means this!!..I could get lost in your poetry and chose to never be found.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Susan,
A teacher could not be any more proud of, impressed by, or admiring of any one of his .. read more
Susan  Capozzi

1 Year Ago

:-) smiling.

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