These Roses I Give My Bloved

Oh Marjorie, my dearest, my love one, how

These roses decorate our comfort for each

Other, ours is of the Lord, reborn our marriage

Withstanding my drunkenness of more

Than three decades ago, and never angry

Never again, yes to understand most in ours

I love the oh my Love, but if I could lead

You to the Lord, you finding Jesus, This I pray

Most, this and little Laurel Ann. to enfold\

You, Marjorie, Laurel, the two women I love

More than anyone, oh come to Jesus, Oh come

My dear ones, allow the Holy Spirit to work

Wonders of Love in your Lives, my dear ones

For God is there for you, Jesus Christ shed

His blood for wondrous Love all for you,

These two women, I may find them alone

In a Rocky Place, oh Rock of Ages, cleft

For Thee, my faithful Father, give you Son

That these two might live, Oh Your Grace,

I fall upon my chair, my titanium knees mean

That I stand in the Holy Place on my hands

Lifted yo my own palms unlike your nail prints

Oh Lord I pray this song everlastingly, Amen, Amen.

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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