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A Blue Rose Tragedy

A tale of two weddings
wonderfully writ,
weddings have so many
secret tales to tell,

the tale of love unrequited
not reciprocated,
is a bitter low blow to groin
to grievous heart,

to watch another happily marry
long soul sought lover,
is nail driven into coffin bound heart
wedding couple merrily,

depart on romantic honeymoon for two
one left unloved can only rue,
hand of fate remorse grown dark of late
feelings grown blooming blue.


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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  • Ken E Hall (9/21/2011 4:52:00 AM)

    The tragic winners and losers in the the game of love with wedding bells to heavens or hells and the poem opens up a can of worms that in reality are so real and sad++++10 regards

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  • Kevin Carney (7/30/2010 7:17:00 PM)

    I really liked this poem. Read it a few times just to see if it read the same way. Nice poem.

  • Yudi Schumman (7/29/2010 10:15:00 AM)

    Great poem Terry...

  • Ivor Hogg (7/28/2010 8:15:00 AM)

    unrequited love inspires as much poetry as does true mutual love

  • Kieran J96 (7/28/2010 2:46:00 AM)

    great poem! as everrone's said, this happens all the time, on loser whos only gift is pain and despair, and one winner who is showered with love and wedding gifts much nicer than the gifts given to the loser. well done!

  • Colin J... (7/27/2010 3:37:00 PM)

    As Princess Diana said ' There were three of us in this marriage'
    Sometimes one of the contestents loses...
    Great poem...
    colin J...

  • Lynn Glover (7/25/2010 9:43:00 AM)

    One winner and one loser. The loser is left with the pain, while the happy wedded couple ride off into the sunset. An experience that usually happens to most people at sometime or another. A good write. Lynn

  • Okan Emanet (7/11/2010 7:19:00 AM)

    Fantastic style to write on love.... That has really made me think for a moment about what I am experiencing these days... Thanks a lot for your pen...

  • Skylar Kendall (7/10/2010 1:09:00 PM)

    Amazing poem my friend, amazing indeed. I must say you're one of my favorite poets on here, sir. In fact, one of my favorite poets ever.

  • Jester's P (7/3/2010 3:39:00 AM)

    the image of the poem is like reality of love and hate; faith and unbeliefe...human being is unique experiece...and we indeed living in contrast of light and shadows.

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