Tuesday, October 8, 2013

That’s Why Roses Die--By Gerald Heyder--United States

That’s Why Roses Die

Broken hearts can never sing
and diamonds cannot cry.
Only love can heal the heart
that slowly wants to die.
I believe I can’t go on;
my soul doesn’t want to try.
Dandelions creep thru’ my lawn
and flowers sadly sigh!
A sea of tears will surely flow
because you said good-bye.
Now, my garden doesn’t grow
and that’s why roses die!
How I hope and how I pray
for the day you come back to me.
Only love can mend my heart.
Yes, you can set it free.
Dandelions creep thru’ my lawn
and flowers want to cry.
My garden will never grow
and that’s why roses die!

Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  1. Hello Gerald. So nice to see your work here at Whispers. You always write about the most wonderful topics. This is really a nice one, as I have come to expect from you. Blessings!

  2. good poem by gerald heyder.
    simple,very lyrical and romantic.
    one thing: to "tighten" it more with the use of symbolism,
    i would change the line "yes, you can set it free" with
    "please my love come water me"

    arthur c. ford,sr.,poet/editor

  3. Thank you for the comments for Gerald. I will send them by mail to him. Gerald, this is one of the best poems I've read by you. The emotion flows through your words. Thank you sharing your talent and for being a part of Whispers.