A lyric written for my best friend and mentee, Rose, whom I have so much in common with.


Lyrical Lines of Warm Gratitude to Rose

What were you to me may I ask?
And may I answer you real well?
You were at first a secret masque
of balls whose guests I could not tell;
a sly girl that was light of task,
whose thoughts were like a hidden dell.

Oh, but now you're a raven-haired
with state and rank fit for a queen;
a soul who has most often dared
to be the friend I've seldom seen,
the one to whom I gave and shared
my quiet hopes that might have been!

You're thus to me a map and chart
to navigate life's hardships through—
the answer to my joyless heart,
and to a world that I did rue.
So now you're the sublimest part
of my life's journey which ensues.




Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-17 at 01:43

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A challenging stanza, which you've done quite well! Brava!
2018-05-17


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
A well expressed work, so well written, Ngoc Nguyen. Welcome to our, poetbay.
Ken (D Williams)
2018-05-17