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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: September 3, 2017      Views: 307

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Retired to the Carolinas to be near grandchildren. Enjoys her family, yoga, gardening, nature, hiking and writing. She didn't start writing until after retirement 10 years ago. Her poems are all over the place but usually are about childhood m - more...

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"Where Purple Iris Grow" by Jmf4119


Beside my old Victorian home
where purple iris grow,
I sit to contemplate my day
and ponder what I know.

My pale blue room within these walls
is tranquil and serene.
Soft floral drapes shade morning light --
to me, it seems routine.

If only I could fly away
to worlds beyond the moon --
where I could play among the stars
and hear Sinatra croon.

Or sail upon a Viking ship,
flamenco dance in Spain,
ski down the slopes in Switzerland
and ride the midnight train.

But if I traveled round the world
and learned all I could know,
I’d choose to be right here with you
where purple iris grow.


September 2017


Love Poem Poetry Contest contest entry


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The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.
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