Poem: I watched you leaving

I watched you leaving, saw you wave.
Your face lined with sickness
body bruised and beaten
eyes set in a mask neither happy nor sad
the lover that I could not save

It was not the first time, both of us
did not have the courage
hopeless and abandoned
living in a world and unable to plan
a future where the pain would end

I knew you’d phone me, later on
and then I could tell you
love endures unshaken
in spite of everything that refuses to change
the woman who commands my heart

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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