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Date Added: August 09, 2010 12:08:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Forever November

Forever November

His fragile memory always searches,

on a quiet bench he softly perches,

when, with eyes closed, he tries to remember

the fall winds blowing that late November.

The scent of her body – a rare perfume

would saturate his senses, then consume

and linger like a dream in early morn,

for within those moments their love was born.

In autumn’s crisp breezes, now he awaits,

warmed by passion her memory creates,

the sound of her voice, like a bird in song –

to her melody he’ll always belong.

The lover’s treasure is tears that are wept;

in the beat of his heart, tribute is kept.

He recalls facing death – back then in time,

viewing the mountain they had yet to climb.

He never showed fear or loss to her face

though now she’s the one whom angels embrace.

The last words she spoke, as he held his wife,

"Please love me, dear, for the rest of my life."

With tears he answered, in softest resign,

"Even more, I’ll love you... the rest of mine."

Author's Notes:

Co-written with Tristan
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Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on November 28, 2010 02:32:06 PM Report
Tristan, I just read this on Cindy's page and wanted to come here and tell you how moving I found it, but I see you already know. Excellent work. ML
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on November 28, 2010 02:28:44 PM Report

Well, Cindy girl, you've stopped me in my tracks. For a moment, I was so overwhelmed I couldn't think of how to tell you. I still can't, but maybe just letting you know you've moved me is sufficient.

I read it once just for the feel. Then for the beauty of the structure. How very well this is written. Congratulations to both of you for a good job well done. It's going into my favorites and I mean to come back. Thank you for a wonderful moment. ML

Comment By: FreeMichelle on October 3, 2010 06:06:07 PM Report
When the two of you combine, quite amazing things happen. Truly sad but oh so beautiful, well done.



Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on August 31, 2010 12:47:54 PM Report
How sad!! Great co-write, you two. The images are fantastic.



Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on August 27, 2010 08:17:26 PM Report
Geez, that puts a lump in the throat.  Well done you two.
Comment By: FreePeter Sammylin on August 10, 2010 07:06:24 PM Report
Dear miss Bendel,

My heart was deeply touched by what my eyes just took in.  This is a very beautifully written and most intense co write which i am adding to my favorite poems...  I wish the husband allot of strength but i know that with a love as such he'll be alright as will be his angel.

Comment By: FreeRobert on August 9, 2010 04:10:42 PM Report
WoW! this is so heart tugging I really enjoyed the read! Sentimental true but such meloncholy it's a wonder of a write but then I've always did like meloncholia A true love does extend beyond death---- 
Comment By: AdminRichardM on July 24, 2010 11:56:33 AM Report

So delicate, tender and touching. A wonderful weave.

Well done group!


Comment By: FreeBarbara Carleton on July 16, 2010 06:15:06 PM Report
A rare find indeed!!!, such a love, and such a poem!
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on July 13, 2010 06:55:20 PM Report, love the intro! it sets the stage perfectly for "when their love was born"

From there a very special story unfolds...with such beautiful lines in perfect meter.  Oh my, the two of you work splendidly together!  You leave the reader begging for more...standing ovation!!  The color and font add a very pleasing touch as well.  Awesome! 

Comment By: FreeAndrew on July 13, 2010 05:18:58 PM Report
that's one helluva collaboration - I can see your style throughout and recognize, as you so accurately called it, the infusion of his style as well.  You know i always relish your works and this one is quite special.  and as a footnote - KEEP WRITING, ms cindy loo whooooo
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on July 13, 2010 03:42:56 PM Report
Oh wow!!! This is just about the most beautiful collabrative poem it has ever been my pleasure to read. It is so good that you can't tell who wrote which line, that tells me that you are both in perfect sync with one another. Awesome writing Cindy and Tristan, this will strike an emotional chord in all who read this!  Hugs,   Henry
Comment By: FreeGlata on July 13, 2010 01:14:03 PM Report
A write as seamless as smoothest glass...Both of you have infused this write with absolute beauty! Loved each line of this, and honestly, I cannot tell where one writer stopped and the other one started.

Fantastic work, Cindy and Tristan...I hope to see many more from the two of you!

Glata xx

Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on July 13, 2010 12:59:40 PM Report
Very moving Cindy.



Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on July 13, 2010 12:48:49 PM Report
Awesome work, you two~!!....Pleasantly smooth....The storyline was laid out beautifully...It was a joy to read...Perhaps there would be more?

Comment By: FreeTristan on July 13, 2010 12:28:15 PM Report
Wonderful writing, M'Lady.  The pleasure was mine to be able to share and pen and a story with so artistic a writer with such a gentle heart.  I think our work seems to be almost seamless -- as I hoped it would be.  Thank you for the experience.  Tristan


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