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Dogwood

Dogwood

Pinned toΒ a dogwood tree
Suffered so a malady
Borne of ignorant sod
King of kings, son of God

Pivotal pinnacles adorn
Nucleus crown of thorn
To conveyΒ sanctified loss
Contours of rugged cross

Pristine blossoms alight
Petal of purest white
An apex of crimson red
Pierced divine bloodshed

A father's grief enlisted
Boughs gravely twisted
Ne'er again use for malice
A hardwood most callous

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Angel

Excellent poetry angelΒ 

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Silent Dreamer

I love it, beautifully written😍 Is this based on a (crime)story too? 

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Silent Dreamer

No problem! My pleasure. Ah I see! Very interesting, I'm going to look it up as well😊

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sparrowsong

Hello Poetess...

​​The Legend is very profound indeed!

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Michael King

Wrote something a few years back about His death on the cross. I actually love thisΒ 

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Jack Ellison

Wonderful write Linda... Love, Happy Jack XOX

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Jack Ellison

Oops... LISA!!! Do you still love me? (fingers crossed!) AGE! Love, Happy Jack XOX

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Marion Price

I'm going to look up the legend also, you have piqued my interest in your lovely poem xx

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Cherie Sumner Taylor

The Dogwood tree is the NC state tree here...and I have several in my back yard....I love them..and now I know the legend behind them...I had no clue!Β  Very interesting!Β  I am even more sentimental over our state tree now... xo ;)Β 

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