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I had a dozen roses~

Of different colors that did not blend~

I never could decide~

Which one I loved the best.

There was the ruby red rose~

My heart had last loved~

But there were too many thorns~

As obstacles to the touch.

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I arranged the colors just so~

Never did I lead them on~

I kept them separate~

So nothing would hurt and tread upon.

There were the pinks~

Blush, cherry and crimson~

That I was never quite sure of~

My affection I held true as a snow white loving dove.

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Than there were the yellows~

Blonde, golden, and fair~

I really knew they could never be~

Yet I enjoyed their company immensely.

Oh the Blues~

Azure, sapphire and cobalt~

I entertained~

A fleeting just by the way~

Casual talk~

A genuine smile~

Before they took that walk.

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There were now the lavenders~

Violet, and mauve~

Special to me in parts~

I cringe now they have moved on~

When I thought friendship would never stop.

How confused the roses~

Seemed to me~

When they were in the vase~

Oh how the petals now drop off~

Making life so old and hard to face.

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Now the centers linger~

Yes with sweet memories~

The stems they stand there like reminders~

Of loves that could had been.

Now I sit and stare~

At the dozen roses that were once there~

Alone I chose to be~

What sweet irony.


Lisa J. Warner


Lisa Luv



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joyroller 5 years ago

I also like rose

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Lisa Luv 5 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank You Joyroller!

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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, dear Lisa, GREAT hub. WONDERFUL subject, roses, the flowers I choose for my wake. I voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting. I love your writing style and poetry. I dabble in poetry. Some, but it is just abstract/prose, that Hubs is not ready for, but it is not vulgar or pretentous, just me. I am now a fan and follower of YOU, if that is okay. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town (Hamilton) in northwest Alabama, that reminds me of Mayberry, where Andy Griffith worked. Keep up the great work, Lisa.

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Lisa Luv 5 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

kenneth avery Thank You for stopping by and following me also. As well thank you for your kind insightful words..I am now also following you!

SusieQ42 5 years ago

My favorite are the red roses; they smell delicious like raspberries. Beautiful poem, Lisa. Voted up and awesome.

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Lisa Luv 23 months ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank you dear SusieQ42! May you always have red roses to great you everyday!

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