Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Rose

For this week's Theme Thursday...let me know what you think.


The Rose

A single rose -
wilted and bent

The vibrant life inside -
all but gone

Fighting to survive - 
questioning the need

Dried and wrinkled petals -
more delicate in their haunting beauty than ever before

Beauty brought about through pain -
the pain of loss with memories of joy

A single rose -
wilted and bent

Worth more for its age -
than a dozen in their youth.

1 comment:

  1. I always read your poems to Steph--in person if I can over the weekend, over the phone if I'm stuck in STL. Bet you never counted on readings! She helped me "decipher" this one--she's more the romantic than I am sometimes. My test for poetry is whether I "get it" or not and thanks to Steph, I "get it". Please keep sharing!

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