(375) Faded Red Dress

There you were a sight to behold,
quietly sleeping, in shimmering folds.
No heart to disturb your precious rest,
I left you lying there in a faded red dress.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand

I’ll take a walk several blocks away,
When I return we’ll start our day.
beautiful morning, bright and clear,
a glimpse of your shadow mystically near.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand

Your body laid still, no breathing came.
Fell to my knees and called out your name.
You left me that morning in a faded red dress.
Dreams of a future never will be blessed.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand

Now all I have left are the sweet memories,
of a beautiful woman, who composed my heart.
I cry every night as my hands firmly press,
the ruffles so sheer, of that faded red dress.

Dream my darling dream as only you can
Listen to the song birds, hold them in your hand.

by Melvina Germain

Comments (58)

Fine poem.....very good song..... thanks
Country and western materiel.
this has been in a showcase before this year [Nov.2015], but i'm in a hurry and i'll grab it again for April 2017's as well. it is certainly worth a second showing! bri ;) thanks.
I rarely show emotions for I grew up really hard but your sweet/sad poem nearly broke my heart I was not sure but I thought a tear came to my eye and when I tried to hold it back I could not though I tried thanks Mel
Lovely poem, Melvina. It could be made into a song. It already has the chorus and everything.
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