Roxanne Laments (hope-drama-tragedy)

Roxanne Laments (hope-drama-tragedy)

A Poem by Richard
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Free Verse … we don our masks like actors upon the stage (good read, but may be too long for some).

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       R o x a n n   L a m e n t s       

The stony actors poise …
pausing for breath,
as seems often do
all whom
stop to ponder
that which no longer
holds accord with life ...

yet, this
is not the all of it
that moves
in Roxanne's world.

'Twas in her years,
before she came to it;
to those days when dances
knew her feet ...

of times she laughed,
and then at times would cry
in tears of great joy
for all colors,
aromas,
flavors …
the textures
in life's sunny-day moods.

Then,
sun days turned on her,
impaled her feet
to cold, hard floor --
furled her heart's wings;

but,
there was another day when,
a time
it was not always so ...

when sparrows sung to her soul,
when even clouds
knew her name
and intimately watched
as he ...

(yes, there was a "he"
for Roxanne, too)
came to share her dances,
flowers,
songs ...

her all
that had once flowed
so swift like liquid pearl
unto him --
his warmth into hers
that even clouds blushed
and silently drifted by
in sacred secrecy,
watching over
their vernal
meadow's berthings.

Like life upon a transient stage,
their parts
passionately, irresistibly
played out ...

She,
with sweet demure
He,
with all his flamboyance --
two actors scripted
into a perfect performance,
aye --
another of life's grand scenes ...

where he unfurls
her yet un-stretched wings
and her innocence
taught him
the gift,
the golden keys to love,
to life.

Now, the final act,
and as the closing curtain falls …
faithfully,
Roxanne speaks her part.

Like mottled shadows
the words drop out,
the part she never could have learned
from any script ...

"I brought my love to bear;
then, you ... died."


Richard W. Jenkins
©2018

© 2018 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
The MUSES (comedy and tragedy)

Constructive critique on any of my work is always welcome! : )

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ok not only is poor Roxanne crying..so am I!! This lovely sweet dancer....oh how hard life can be..but really Richard, he dies! my heart... richard richard..ok...breathe lol
yummy deliciousness: ".his warmth into hers
that even clouds blushed" what can I say? mind in a whirl..
sweetness: "where he unfurls
her yet un-stretched wings
and her innocence
taught him
the gift," aw :-))))))))))

another perfect performance....and he dies!..but such is life...so the moral of the story goes, enjoy every minute of every day. :-)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

9 Months Ago

Susan,
It is a most gratifying privilege for my poems to make you cry, because this clearly e.. read more



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Compliments on your mastery of sound. The subtle assonance of this poem is really amazing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

9 Months Ago

Yes, Delmar,
There are, indeed, many repetitious consonants (sibilant) s-sounds throughout th.. read more
ok not only is poor Roxanne crying..so am I!! This lovely sweet dancer....oh how hard life can be..but really Richard, he dies! my heart... richard richard..ok...breathe lol
yummy deliciousness: ".his warmth into hers
that even clouds blushed" what can I say? mind in a whirl..
sweetness: "where he unfurls
her yet un-stretched wings
and her innocence
taught him
the gift," aw :-))))))))))

another perfect performance....and he dies!..but such is life...so the moral of the story goes, enjoy every minute of every day. :-)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

9 Months Ago

Susan,
It is a most gratifying privilege for my poems to make you cry, because this clearly e.. read more
I liked it! The way you start at the end and relate, then, what she experienced in the happier time of her life and then proceed to her dismay. (By God, I hope I'm interpreting this correctly!)

Take care - Dave

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

9 Months Ago

Thank you immensely, Dave!
How keen of you to pick up on that beginning/ending, but as a publ.. read more
Dave

9 Months Ago

I sometimes am filled with self-doubt. I know I have some experience, but I see you as someone or s.. read more

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