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Flower Grown in Gold
by Sheila Roy
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Dedicated to the writers here in the Den.

Flower Grown in Gold

 

Dedicated to everyone who courageously shares themselves here in the DEN. I also want to thank those of you who take the time to leave feedback in my little nook. I would have retired my pen long ago had it not been for your encouragement, inspiring words, shared experiences, and well wishes.

 

Perhaps I’ve only seen your picture;

The flower still GROWING in its pot

Maybe your face is a mystery,

Though facets of your beauty are not

 

Your words have traversed rock and rubble

Stirred in me FEELINGS, not of my own

I’ve fallen off emotional cliffs,

Trailing an expertly-composed tone

 

I’ve accepted every offer

FOLLOWED…if you were inclined to lead

Mind packed with wisdom you’ve imparted;

Suitcase full of life-lessons to heed

 

TOGETHER we’ve sailed ole mistress blue

We’ve kicked the dust in barren terrain,

Watched Mt. Olympus Gods earn their myths,

Debated over Able and Cain

 

I’ve lost myself in your fantasies

Felt your WORDS like a butterfly kiss

Soaked my pillowcase on many nights…

Reading about a loved-one you miss

 

And in the process, I’ve shared of me

My pen’s possessed by my nagging soul

Because a blank page calls for something:

  a RELINQUISHING of ALL CONTROL

 

How did I get to be so lucky?

Home sweet home with those who understand

My FRIEND, I feel as if I’ve met you,

Though I’ve not even shaken your hand

 

 

 

Copyright January 14, 2011 <> Sheila Roy

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 2/23/2011
How well we get to know each other through our words and how lucky we are! This is beautiful, Sheila. You have touched me so often through your words, giving me--giving us--a piece of yourself. Truly wonderful! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/22/2011
How unselfish are the intentions of this work of pure art and the release of your soulful emotions my dear friend. You are the seed that sprouted and grew into the lily of the valley with the nourishment you sought from your extended family of lexicographers and artistic soul mates. This nascent poet is beaming with pride at your accomplishments. To relate and face the wrath of critics it presents you with is to be bold and caring. "Flower Grown In Gold" I cherish you. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/22/2011
Thank you, friend. You speak in these heartfelt and beautifully
crafted lines for many of us here at the den. -gene.
Reviewed by A PAX 1/21/2011
you put it perfectly!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/21/2011
Brilliantly compose Sheila
If You ever leave We won't be able to read
wonderful dreamlike poetry as this Jewel In a treasure chest
Stick around, continue conveying your thoughts
through that golden Quill you have dipped
In the blood red ink of your soul's inspiration.....
Love & Peace be with you
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/18/2011
Beyond beautiful!!

Beyond any superlative that springs to mind.

What a poet you are! And no wonder. You are y o u.

N. Awe
x:)x:)x

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/18/2011
Sheila,
I am honored to be called "friend" as you have so aptly done on many occaisions. This poem resonates within my being. You have said what most of us here on the den feel in our hearts.

Lovely flow and wonderful content!

Much peace, love and light spirit sister,
Amber
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/17/2011
This poem brings me a warm fuzzy feeling, Sheila! I agree with what you say about the authors in The Den....I've made so many wonderful friends they've become like family to me....seems I've always known them.......wouldn't it be grand to actually clasp the hands that reach out every single day? Very nicely penned, my friend!

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/16/2011
What warm feelings this poem brought. Thank you. I would like to shake your hand some day. You've inspired and encouraged me so much. You're a rock star, Sheila. Write on. Liz
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/16/2011
so beautiful and so well written..........Morgan
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/16/2011
Sheila,
This is great work, simply great, the sharing of yourself, the tribute to the rest of us, it's a poem full of knowing and understanding and caring, full of love and awareness, a joy to read, truly.

"Watched Mt Olympus Gods earn their myths,
Debated over Able and Cain"

Yes!

John
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/16/2011
Sheila, I love your flow and it seems it is with such ease as compared to many who struggle in poems with rhyme and meter. The subject theme of this particularly grasps me as it is one that I have tendered when I have read someone like Emily Dickinson enough to have fallen in love with her through her wriitngs. I believe this in my book is your best as it hits home.
Amor
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/16/2011
Shelia, I personally think this is one of your best writes. It is beautiful. Way to go, girl!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/16/2011
A gorgeous reflection!
You and your words are exquisite and full of so many gifts you bring to the elixir.
Bless you,
Christine
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/16/2011
Excellent writing sweet lady..very beautiful indeed just like you...Hugsss
Reviewed by Art Sun 1/16/2011
you take us into your land of escape...that place where we all wish to be...poetry and life are hand in hand when so many are filled with that spirit to unite...all within a Den of friendship and caring...

I wish you All the Beauty of Life in this New Year...

Happy New Year Sheila Roy!!!!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/16/2011
This is such a beautiful poem Sheila!
Every line in your verse so sweetly offered
and we all understand & feel the same
AD is such a wonderful cyber community

All The Best of Love's Bounty & Blessings
Vickie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/16/2011
Sheila, This sings from your heart, it is truly so beautful!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/16/2011
Excellant Shiela, this one sums up so well what you wanted to say...well done.
fee
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/16/2011
This moves me beyond belief, Sheila, and you express so well what many of us, I'm sure, are privileged to feel in this on-line community. I admire your mighty pen when it comes to adroitly unlocking such succinct and controlled verse. And your heart, mind and soul are just beautiful always. Bless you and thank you. You are an enriching writer and very gifted. xx
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/16/2011
OH MY!!!! This is absolutely wonderfully written and felt. I hope you visit us more often.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/16/2011
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU, SHEILA!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/16/2011
Ah Sheila I miss you and the magic your pen weaves, That moves my inner being to be one with thee on your flights of fantasy. Few are endowed with the gift of prose that you grace the den with each week and yet it is you who love us all so much, Thank you.
Hugs,
Georgexx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/15/2011
What sweet and wonderful sentiments you share through your verses, Sheila. It is we, your readers, who are blessed with the privilege of your sharing of your "self" through your lovely and meaningful poetry. Thank you so much. Love, hugs, and best wishes always to you dear Sheila,



Regis
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