Your hands hold roses always in a way that reaching
Far to me, when I hide, doubt, and fail to believing. 
And when I rise, trembling under lunar and her verdant veil,
the effervescent and rainless wind blows off the ancient well,
awakes my flaccid face and tears up those terrifying speeches,
I feel my wounds, and I hear your voice calling me to be near. 

Behind the sorrow of love is the great sorrow of life,
Underneath the icy heart lies the winter of my birth,
Hope blinded by its tears and dream lost in its fears,
But the saccharine aroma from your hands, it lies not
in my power to remember or forget, gather or discard.
To wear this world to is be wrapped in glittering mirages,
To lift the earthy shadow is to revive a youth slaughtered,
Yet can time grow forgiveness and gladly hand its fruit to me?

When our feet stray from the morning meadow of dewdrops,
when our gaze adrift and exhausted by numbered absences,
Your hands still hold roses, with gleams of vivid cerise,
And whenever your heart calls mine to step forward and be brave,
I shiver at your impalpable sonnets and night’s appalling thunder!
But Because of you, my heart is always eager to answer. 

Posted by:Annabel

Just a woman who writes her heart out, unapologetically……

14 replies on “Your Hands Hold Roses

  1. Your use of language here, Annabel, creates the most vivid imagery and deep feelings. I love this line most, “Hope blinded by its tears and dream lost in its fears,” Brilliant poet, are you. 🥰🙏❤️

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  2. Oh how I get lost in your captivating words, Annabel. Your posts make me want to brew some tea, then sit and savor every line. 💖 These are not just words – I actually do just that. That’s why it takes me a while. 😂 I love your use of the phrase, “when I rise” – reminded of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Powerful words, powerful women. 💞 More hugs and love to you!

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    1. Wow, you loving comments always got me to smile and shine, dear Michele💗! I am much delighted to know that you enjoyed those verses. It’s such a privilege to feel, compose, read, and share my words here with you all.🥳🌸

      You truly gave my poems deeper meaning than I can ever do. Thank YOU, beautiful and powerful lady Michele!🙏🥰

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  3. Like you, Annabel, your poetry is beautiful. ❣️ By your wisdom of words, bravery of spirit and warmth of heart, may your love forevermore overwhelm any chill and every doubt, that through reciprocity your hand & heart always hold roses. 🌹🌹

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    1. Thank you, Phil! 😃🥂Your comments are warm and kind with a touch of poetic flare! I’d expect reading lovely poems from you down the road🤪🥳.

      Your beautiful wishes received and much appreciated!🌸🥰

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      1. You’re most welcome, dear Annabel. 😃🥂 You have a truly wonderful way with words! ✍🏼🥰 Thank you & have a great weekend, my friend. 🤗🌹

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