The Rose - A Poem

The Rose
The Rose
The Bud
The Bud
It Bloomed
It Bloomed
Dried up Bloom
Dried up Bloom
Black Petals
Black Petals
Black petals hiding thorns
Black petals hiding thorns

The Rose written 11/19/11

Once full, red, and blush
then your prize bud chose me
it sprouted roots and flourished
growing large enough for all to see

It filled my life with beauty
it's soft petals comfort me
it's scent soothed my soul
and I nurtured it carefully

You were filled with pride
to see what became of your bud
you filled the air with fragrance
which translated into love

One morning I awoke to find
the dried up bloom there on the floor
with no rhyme or reason
with no details to explore

Then your petals turned to black
no more fragrances appeared
the scents translated as love for me
now seemed so insincere

Your thorns are pointed at me
you need someone to blame
if the bud had stayed with you
maybe the story wouldn't end the same

So I patiently await the day
that you get your color back
the day you get your bloom and fragrance
and let go of the bitter black.

Tho I don't know what your new scent is really going to mean
since there is already so much hurt and sadness between you and me.

Every rose has its thorn

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

I read this as a symbol of a love that was once beautiful, prescious and nourished and is now lost through death, leaving the beloved bitter and grieving and fearing that love may never bloom again.


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Moms-Secret 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Happyboonernurse. Usually, my poems have been very direct. Although not planned, this one leaves room for interpretation. I like the way you see it. I had not thought about it that way.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

It is a very lovely poem.

JT


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Moms-Secret 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you JT. I appreciate you taking the time to read the poem and comment on it.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

What are fellow Floridians for?


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Moms-Secret 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

Are you freezing? I'm freezing!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

I'm German I don't freeze until it is below zero and I forget my coat.

JT


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

A beautifully written poem, well done, MM


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Moms-Secret 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

JT- You just scarred the bejeepers out of me...

MM- Thank you so much for reading and posting. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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PHILLYDREAMER 3 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I don't think the rose will ever get its color again.


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Rightfully so Philly... It shouldn't have to meet that kind of expectation anyway. That being said, I have discontinued the cultivation of that variety of rose.

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