Adeline Foster

Rookie - 299 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

Bloom Of Youth


Your day will come little girl, little girl,
Be patient today and tomorrow.
Sip gently the nectar of awakening love,
Deep drafts are harbingers of sorrow.*
Guard wisely the blush of your opening bud-
One blossom is all you're allotted.
The body betrays and the heart is deceived
In throes of first passion besotted.
For many a dewdrop of love comes your way
To pluck at impatient heart strings,
But dew drops evaporate in the sun's ray,
Sip gently awaiting well-springs.
That first gentle thrill as your petals unfurl,
Like a breeze passing over the skin,
Can turn to a tempest and rage uncontrolled
To lead you astray from within.
Pluck not the bud and hand careless away-
No bud that is plucked ever blossoms
'Til down the footpaths of your slated day
True love will at last come a-walking.

*harbinger: a precedent; to go before

Submitted: Saturday, September 01, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Bree Rose (11/22/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    It's beautiful. I loved it. Writing should always give you feeling. This does. Great job. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Guenael Oristel (11/18/2013 6:55:00 PM)

    I love this poem, If I did have my daughter right now I would have read this to her every night as bed time story. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Whisperkwane Lamb (9/19/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    The young rush the growth of wings and song...and you've given great advice...my granddaugther will appreciate a good talk...from a wise woman...Ms.Foster thank for the ups.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Astrid Eckstein (8/18/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    I love the smooth flow of Adeline Foster's poetry. They are so well constructed but do not seem to be overthought- they just make sense from beginning to end. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points Barry Jablonski (8/11/2013 3:11:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem...I've enjoyed reading your work. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,894 Points Patricia Grantham (7/13/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    An excellent poem Adeline.Youth is the essence of life.
    Try not to rush it away to soon. Like a petal in your poem
    if it is plucked too early it will not blossom ever. A good
    poem for young ladies and men alike. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,478 Points Is It Poetry (7/5/2013 12:43:00 PM)

    Our hormones dear,
    Adeline
    it seems bring true regret.
    When youth must sing...iip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emily Beck (7/3/2013 1:23:00 PM)

    Excellent poem. I wish I had read it a long time ago. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/23/2013 3:05:00 PM)

    no bud that is plucked ever blossoms. so true great (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,082 Points Valerie Dohren (12/10/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, I'm sure all young girls could relate to this. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie The Silence Heard (12/8/2012 10:58:00 AM)

    You are so right Adeline...Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,543 Points * Sunprincess * (11/2/2012 5:38:00 PM)

    beautiful message..beautiful poem..fabulous.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danielle Fraser (8/14/2012 12:40:00 AM)

    I read this and word after word, it all came together like a work of art. I feel as if every meaning, every line, every phrase was said directly to me, as if you were talking to me. Giving wisdom is one thing but this is truely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tanishia Denby (3/1/2012 6:19:00 PM)

    this poem is so beautiful thank you so much for reccomending it to me! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lenore Lee (2/29/2012 7:57:00 PM)

    I completely loved it, 'wait and your day will come', an interesting philosophy. I, myself believe in 'carpe diem', live for the day, do what you want and make today your day. But wonderful poem nonetheless :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points J.b. Lebuert (2/23/2012 1:46:00 PM)

    Pure Magic - another favorite and another (10) - I'm becoming redundant - but reading your work can only improve my skills - pure genius Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nia Moise (12/30/2011 2:35:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem, it truly is wondrous and I love it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kellie T (10/22/2011 5:18:00 PM)

    I love this....10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Crimson Love (10/17/2011 4:18:00 PM)

    A beautifully written poem, Youth shall be the flower that blooms when all else dies. Thanks for sharing, I truly enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rose Flores (10/3/2011 10:15:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing. This one has got a lot of images. I will read your poems. A blessed day. (Report) Reply

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