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October Blue

Posted by Rita F. Tatum on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : General 

October Blue


Dawn beautiful October blue

now bare to hostile blazon winds

gone now the cordial morning dew

paint pallets, harvest time begins.


Tally the hours of Indian Summer

where butternut suns still give warm

to wash beaten skies where there is no slumber

and leaden days of Autumn mourn.


In russet brilliance birds do squawk

as Summer fields call them to reason

for the turning of the tall corn stal...

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The Death of a Rose

Posted by Rita F. Tatum on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : General 

The Death of a Rose

A rose without love will wither and die.

Do you know why?

A symbol of beauty and undying love,

Like a lone dove up above, without Love,

….a rose will wither and die.

I tell you it is no lie. In all her perfection,

Without constant affection,

Or, abundant protection…

She’ll feel the rejection

And wither and die.


A rose left out in the cold,

Can no longer stand brazen and bold.


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About Me

Rita Tatum is a poet and writer of short stories. She currently resides in Akron Ohio. Her first poem, titled “Touched by an Angel “, describe her feelings, about a child suffering from a terminal illness. Her story “Going South” , a memoir of her childhood visit to the south, was published in “2001”. She enjoys reading and writing various types of poetry. Her poems have been featured on various poetry sites.

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