Red Tulip’s Envy

red tulip

The red tulip is a symbol of “perfect love.”

I dedicate this poem to my beautiful wife – Nikki – to whom I have been married for eight wonderful years. Without you, I would be lost.

How I cherish you,
You are a treasure from above,
You are a jewel of the most precious hue.

Even the red tulip envies you,
How perfect is your love,
It is fully beautiful and true.

I adore you my beloved,
I wish to be,
With thee,
Together eternally.

How the red tulip tries to learn from you,
You — a wonderful rarity,
You — worthy of all my sincerity,
I celebrate that you are married to me!

May we continue to bloom and grow,
As we continue to sow,
A perfect love pushing beyond any snow.
May we know that nothing can separate our love’s flow.


© M. Keith Sartin, Jr.

photo credit: tanakawho Duet via photopin (license)

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This Must Be a Dream

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A Poem of Lament, dedicated to my pawpaw who died in 2008 with Alzheimer’s Disease.

“May your dreams be good and filled with love.” – Your grandson

Walking into the room I see and know him,
He sees me but wonders who I am.
His memory’s sight is shattered and dim,
A tearing anguish fills my heart.
How precious it is to be remembered,
Until a disease slates a love to be dismembered. Continue reading

Sunbeam

sunbeam

Life’s passion drifts into sorrow’s nightshade,
Joy strays and begins to fade,
Until at last night breaks away,
As darkness moves to grey,
As a bright sword pierces through,
Casting glints across the landscape’s dew. Continue reading