Sonnet: To Carmen on Her Birthday

I pass by every day and realize
the flash of recognition in your eyes
springs from a place where smoldering longing lies
deeper than other’s watching might surmise.

The time we spend together fairly flies
each day begun and done to our surprise
without the chance to foster closer ties.
Something I know you’d say is probably wise

Yet casting off my staid and proper guise
a different policy I might advise,
where proper smiles give way to sweetened sighs
each look and act designed to tantalize.

It’s rare that dreams like these materialize.
The one that does burns bright and quickly dies.

Written for Carmen Emory, my good friend and former co-worker.

About Louis William Rose

“I stand 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 member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, he lectures on the subject of parliamentary procedure and political process. He serves 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. 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 California, and Alexander, a successful real estate professional here in Jacksonville.
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