Rambling Rose


She was just a rambling rose

Who wandered where the cold wind blows,

searching with a hollow heart,

waiting for her life to start.

She never stayed for very long...

the pull that beckoned her too strong.

From place to place she wandered free,

sunk no roots on hill or lea.

A sorrow hid behind her eyes,

a wistfulness heard in her sighs.

If you didn't know, she’d seem aloof,

but the pain she bore was a hundred proof.

A moving target’s hard to hit...

and a rambling rose just can’t commit...

She wandered round from place to place

Presenting, yet, a happy face.

Time eroded the wall she’d built,

Turned cement to crumbling silt…

The petals of that rambling rose,

Wilted as the cold wind blows

She left this world with great relief,

Transcending, thus, her sad motif…

She faded into breaking dawn

To ramble in the great beyond.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Very nice! I feel like you were writing about me No_Clue!

voted Up Beautiful awesome and useful!!!!

smiels :)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

O my, bella! I hope not, my sweet friend! But thank you! Hugs!

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

She should have hooked up with that rolling stone that gathers no moss. She's a fascinating subject though and she drew me in like a colourful whirlpool. I have to go as i'm dizzy. Cheers

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

attemptedhumour...been accused of being dizzy a time or two, myself! lol...she's kinda a sad gal, this ramblin rose...thanks for the read and great comment! Cheers!

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Did you have intention to describe the main character in the movie "Rambling Rose"? I have not seen it yet, but it seems to be a nice one. Perhaps, No_Clue you may want to tweek your title a bit so not to sound like you took the title from somewhere else! (Just helping)

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Did not know anything about a movie about "rambling rose"......but thanks.

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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

I really love this! What an amazing way to describe it. Very good job!!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Elizabeth99! I so appreciate your visit and awesome comment!

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miss_jkim 5 years ago

Such a sad one, your rambling rose, but she drew me in and when I looked even deeper I saw - myself.

This was beautifully written. It reaches out to the reader and pulls them in for a little self reflection.

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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Beautiful, No_Clue.. a very deep look into the soul!

I love it!

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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I see a portion of almost every woman I know to one degree or another at one time or another in Rambling Rose. Beautifully said, No-Clue.

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

sounds like someone with committment issues, i kno someone just like that.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

miss_jkim, thank you, I definitely see myself in her and perhaps she is in us all...thank you for reading and leaving such a lovely reflective comment!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

MO, thank you, my friend! I am happy you like it!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Amy, I suspect you are correct...at one time or another! Thank you for your visit and most thoughtful comment!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Nikkij, commitment issues indeed! lol...so do I, girl, so do I! Thanks! Take care!

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Rambling rose

Never laid down her toes

Now,nobody knows

Whatever happened to rambling rose

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

A beautifully written poem that captures a condition every human being is familiar with at some level of their being. Thank you for this. Voted up and awesome as always!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, cute little apt description of Rosie! Thank you for your read and comment!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, thank you! Take care!

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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

100 proof pain...Now that is pain...Loved this snappy but sad ballad of love unrequited...To never know the lasting love of committed marriage, to share in that reciprocation of respect and trust, is truly sad...Variety may be the spice of life, but mutual committed love is the stuff of life...

Thank you for this nicely paced and well-written poem...Larry

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Larry, thank you for you most thoughtful reply! It is so appreciated!

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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Hey hunnie, you made a good poem out of the story of my life, at last I am famous. Seriously I could relate very well to your Rambling Rose, up and beautiful.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Yeah, star, she's me too! thanks for your awesome comment!

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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Very heart warming, but sad! :)

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thanks HattieMattieMae!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Philosophical, makes you stop and think and look in the mirror... Beautiful poem with a lot of meanings!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

BeyondMax, thank you! This is a bit of a peek into my mirror, actually.

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