ROBERT HEWETT MY WILD ROSE

My Wild Rose

(Free Verse)

We often ignore the wonders that Nature sends our way,

The songbirdS singing, or evergreens on a winter day.

As a young slim boy on a hot and sandy hard life farm

Something bright caught my eye every Spring and summer day.

Along an old wire fence by the hot sandy country road,

A red climbing wild rose always seemed to flourish and grow.

We never gave it food, water or trimmed its many limbs,

Full of stickers sharp and always ready to pierce your skin.

Under its thorny protection Mother Quail and chicks lived

Along with other creatures we often saw under there..

Some people called it a nuisance and tried to cut it away

From along their own fences so clean painted they would stay.

We left our rose vine to find its way along that wire fence.

A show of rich red grandeur it gave us year after year.

Like me it grew some each year covering more of the fence;

Just like me it was a bit stronger than the year before.

Each year it brought us more red color and life for us both.

Robert Hewett SR

August 20, 2011

(From my boyhood)

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MAFLongfellow1 5 years ago from BYESVILLE

SOMETIMES IT IS BEST TO JUST LET THINGS BE THE WAY THEY ARE, WE TRY TO CHANGE TOO MANY THINGS IN LIFE SOMETIMES WHEN IF JUST LET ALONE THEY TURN OUT BEAUTIFULLY UNTOUCHED...EXCELLENT , MAF


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

What a wonderful reminder to actually notice the beauty that surrounds us.


Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

A beautiful poem Robert. So much in life people want to control and change to acquire perfection. If only they took the time to open their heart to embrace what nature provide for us for free and welcome what is to be with open loving arms. Whatever we do in this life let our heart and soul be our guide. Everything in creation has a right to be here. Hope you have a lovely week-end. Sending blessings, Lee


Erich J. Goller 5 years ago

Beautiful nature..beautiful story poem Robert,well written.I enjoyed reading it.Bless you. Erich


Alice Stevens 5 years ago

This is a lovely poem that your love for

nature shines through. God put it there for

us to enjoy. Every year the rose grew stronger,

just like your character.

God Bless you ! Alice


Alice Stevens 5 years ago

This is a lovely poem that your love for

nature shines through. God put it there for

us to enjoy. Every year the rose grew stronger,

just like your character.

God Bless you ! Alice


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you PoetVix; Lee, Erich and Alice for your wonderful comments. I appreciatey you stopping by to read my poem. Bob


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Daveda Gruber 5 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

Beautiful poem Robert. I really enjoyed stopping by to read it.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Daveda, for visiting and reading my poem. Bob

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