Duet in Red and fade…

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They were bright red on the day he bought them

From the impossible shop in the mountains

So far away.

Like her throat in the heat of passion

As their skins moved like silk

And their lips were liquid joy.

Now, faded, she gathers the leaves around their stems

Like a cloak over the beloved

As the colour, though not the memory

Fades…

They were bright red

On the day he bought them

On the day he died.

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In response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Roses #writephoto

 

 

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Gorgeous! I love it.

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    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you. Heartfelt…

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Reblogged this on Daily Echo and commented:
    In response to the photo prompt

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  3. ssunshine14 says:

    Very beautiful..I wrote it on Sue’s blog as well.. Nicely penned..

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    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you. I saw your response on Sue’s blog. That means a lot. I like your work a lot, too. I’ve only just discovered it, but I’ll be back…

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      1. ssunshine14 says:

        Wow,you made my day indeed..thank-you so much..be back for sure,I won’t disappoint you..

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  4. Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    That was lovely

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    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you, Annette x

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  5. Ali Isaac says:

    Oh… so beautiful and so sad. I actually wasn’t expecting that ending.

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  6. This is so beautiful, Steve. Heartbreaking.

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    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you, it was written from the heart.

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  7. Lovely as a folk tale 🙂

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