Poem - Why The Thorns?

Why The Thorns?

A spider seems to fly
While the birds walk
Again I write
So I don't have to talk
Last night he sang
He spoke of being stuck
I'm all out of thought
I just need some luck
A rose blooms
And quickly dies
The thorns live on
Along with the why's
A tree once was dead
But is now covered in green
Overcoming it's pain
What does it mean?

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Joy56 6 years ago

some thought provoking questions for sure... and who has the answers..... nicely written, i liked it thanks


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Your inner quest at work. . . .


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Joy and Nellieanna... just a quiet evening on the porch watching nature at work and seeing the parallels to life.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

TSP...PST...Life is the ultimate absurdity, or so Camus has posited...Light and Peace, my friend...Larry


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b. Malin 6 years ago

Life as many "thorns"...I enjoyed reading your poem, keep up the thoughts.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Maven and B. Malin,

Thank you both... The exploration of the absurdities and pain are what drive much of my thoughts.... Many ask why not? I guess I like "Why?"


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Jennifer Ann 6 years ago from Australia

A rose is so beautiful, yet it has so many thorns. The same as life and to what we are born. If I knew the answers, I'd know what to ask. The light always casts shadows, and the shadows follow us.

Life is ironic isn't it?


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Jennifer,

The rose metaphor has been used so many times but once again I felt it necessary to take from it to express what I was asking... the rose is temporary but the thorn always remains, even as the rose ebbs and flows... the threat of pain is always present but we move close to the pain so we can enjoy the rose.


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Jennifer Ann 6 years ago from Australia

Its beautiful and timeless. Your writing also reminded me that sometimes we only see the thorns, (like in relationships)but if given time and a little perserverence, the rose flowers again.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you again Jennifer.... yes the question was how beauty fades yet can reappear... maybe in a different form... the rose... the green leaves....

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