The Prize

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My Lovely Rose

Yesterday I stood tall and proud

Regal and elegant in a crowd

I looked around at the company

Mirror images I could see

Like the sun’s rays we all shone bright

And everything felt exactly right

But overnight all went amiss

Life no longer feels like bliss


My lovely petals were tucked in tight

When Mother Nature said time was right

They itched and tickled everywhere

As they stretched and moved unaware

It seemed all control was lost to me

As my petals found new positions to be

But oh dear this doesn’t seem right

My beauty has got lost in a fight


I look around at my company

Petals open in welcome for all to see

Look at me -

I feel clumsy

Petals facing the wrong way round

Some looking up and some looking down

Instead of opening up they’re closing in

The humiliation I know will soon begin


Here comes the mistress who tends me

What will she think what will she see?

I want to hide I know longer belong here

I’ll soon be discarded I weep and fear

I sigh in resignation the end I know

Oh how I wish this wouldn’t be so

I feel the tears of submission and despair

My failure as a rose is beyond repair


My stem is cut -

But


She holds me close and inhales my scent

“You my rose are surely heaven sent

How special you are my lovely rose

For that reason you’re the one I chose

For you are beautiful in your own way

My lovely rose, you’ve made my day

In a vase on my desk right next to me

My prize my gift my rose you’ll be”


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Steph Harris 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Such a lovely poem, I have never before thought of roses as having such a fragile ego, you have made me think again. Thank you for sharing this poem with your readers. Though I must admit, it is a very beautiful rose, well done for the photograph.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Steph, thank you so much for dropping by and your comments, I think all roses are beautiful and this one a little 'special' take care and have a lovely day:-)


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The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

I enjoyed your poem very insightful and thought producing ~ have a beautiful day~


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Shining words for a distinguished rose. I liked this a lot.


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

I love roses. They seem alive to me. Great writing. I love it.


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

One word....."Awesome" voted up/awesome!

Thank you for sharing that happy little hub!

Blessings!

TTW


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi The Stages of ME,thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely comments, wishing you a very beautiful day too!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mck, it always brightens my day to see you, glad you enjoyed it, thank you and see you soon:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi PenMePretty, I agree roses are beautiful, truly a prize and gift to enjoy! thank you for visiting and your comments, it means a great deal to me.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi TTW, now that's easier than typing your name:-) your comments made me smile and made my day, thank you so much.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Beautiful Poem for a Rose, Movie Master. I love Roses, but they last for just a short while, but oh the Beautiful Smell.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

wonderfully warm poem and a great photo of are special rose.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I just came in from watering my roses. They are beautiful and your poem is precious. Thank you.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

The Prize and the poem are beautiful, Movie Master! I am envious!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi B. Malin, my sentiments exactly!! thank you so much for dropping by and sharing my prize rose! I hope your day is wonderful:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, glad you enjoyed this one! thank you so much for your lovely comments, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi always exploring, it's always nice to have your company, thank you for visiting and your comments, your words and support mean a great deal to me, have a super, super day:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dex, great to see you, I hope all is well with you, this style of writing was new to me, so I was apprehensive to say the least, I value your comments thank you, now when are we getting Part 3 in your hubs? take care and see you soon.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Great piece of work. The poem is really fantastic. Please keep writing.

All the Very Best Wishes to you,

Kamalesh


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kamalesh, you always brighten my day when you visit and leave such kind, complimentary words, thank you so much for your support, take care and see you soon.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Just proves one thing and that is "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Pretty rose and nice poem to accompany it. Clever writing! Enjoyed it.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Peggy, your words are so true, this rose stood out as being a bit different, but she was a prize to me! glad you enjoyed it thank you so much for visiting and leaving your great comments, it means a lot to me!


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sofs 5 years ago

Beautiful poetry Movie Master. Life is like that, when we are being changed and transformed we hate it and do believe that we did look better before the change began. But then the caterpillar does not know that the butterfly is magnificent even though the wings protrude out of its body.

Have a great weekend :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sofs, yes we tend to dread change of any sort, but it usually turns out it's for the better! it's always lovely to see you thank you for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments, I hope you have a great weekend!


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Ah a yellow rose who would of thought.So bright and vibrant.An eye catcher as it stands alone.I enjoyed your poem very much.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dream On, thank you so much for visiting, glad you enjoyed my prize rose:-) best wishes and take care.


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

Such a beautiful thought that roses would have concerns and fears...........I love that. Voted up and awesome, Movie Master!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi EHQ glad you enjoyed and thank you for voting up and leaving such lovely comments, I hope you have a beautiful day:-)


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Movie Master I just came by to reread your hub and place my order in for 4 dozen Prize roses.I want to beat the rush.So much beauty to be shared.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dream on, your visit and order has made my day:-)

4 dozen of my best prize roses coming up and that's just about wiped me out!

I've enjoyed sharing this little beauty with you.

Have a beautiful day.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Truly beautiful once more.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Eiddwen, I'm glad you enjoyed this one, thank you for visiting and your comments, it's always good to see you, I hope all is well with you, take care x


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

Straight for your heart into my mind.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Binaya, thank you so much for your kind words, take care.

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