The Rose That Cried (poem)

A brand new day had just begun

Its blessing shown on everyone

A man in garden having fun

Amid his flowers kissed by sun

Amazed at what his eyes there spied

The gentle rose that sweetly cried


Perhaps some haze had fooled his eyes

Had caused his mind to fantasize

But with his hope the heartbeats rise

Such beauty could he realize

And there his dreams were not denied

The gentle rose that sweetly cried


He called his love to come and see

To share with her this mystery

For through her eyes was he set free

To feel the Joys of what might be

In wonderment and tears she sighed

The gentle rose that sweetly cried


Who knows how long she gazed at sight

No time dare blemish pure delight

This precious moment she held tight

What was it called her soul to flight

What secret scent did there abide

The gentle rose that sweetly cried


And so it was they passed their day

As worldly matters drift away

And wishes shared what words would say

How did it all end up this way

What kiss of life could it confide

The gentle rose that sweetly cried


She’s taken to that day he called

She found him in the garden sprawled

It seems as though his heart had stalled

The horrid sight by flowers walled

And there was weeping by his side

The gentle rose that sweetly cried

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

This is beautiful.

I am sharing this.

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

The rose so beautiful..and to cry..such sadness..much like the lives of us all...sweetness, love, and life's experiences...then we die..yet do we in spirits...I think not... Wonderful work, my friend, Mhatter.

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

mh - Beautiful, but tragic. Really loved this one, sir.

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Nicely done as always, votes up and sharing it too

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Oh wow, it started so beautifully and I loved the symmetry of the lyric and then, it turned so tragic. Still, a beauty! You amaze me.

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

amazing as always :)

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Wow! I seem to be saying that a lot around you! Beautiful poem! Perfect song! Up and awesome, my friend!

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So truly beautiful my friend and I save onto my FB page

Have a great day my friend.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Very significant and beautiful.

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Valleypoet 4 years ago

The sad ending took me by surprise..the idea of a flower with esp and expressing emotion in a human way is interesting....very well written :-))

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very interesting. Beauty and sadness in the same poem.


Voted up of course.

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Another amazing and beautiful poem !

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Simply beautiful, you've done it again.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wow! Such an emotional read and I was mesmerized through the entire poetic beauty. I enjoyed the ending, although sad I didn't expect it.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh, so sad but very beautiful. I love your poetry...

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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Seasoned to bittersweet perfection. A masterpiece in every way, Mhatter. Thank you

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

I have already read a couple hubs that have the tears already going, so another night of tears for me it seems . . . such sweetness in your sentiments expresssed here in the lovely scent of the beautiful rose and then to listen to the profoundly beautiful song, "The Rose," just breaks my heart into a million shattered pieces . . . I do hear now

Just lovely Mh - My favorite by far by you . . .

Voted Way up to the Heavens

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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moonlake 4 years ago from America

So sad and beautiful. Loved it voted up.

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The original Eman 4 years ago from london

This is a really good poem. Every line was sincere and felt so honest. There's so much heartache and sadness in this piece but at the same time mirrors many people's reflection of their own lives. Nice work

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

so beautifully composed ..i love the rythm of red rose cry!

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Good poetry! He obviously loved his garden and therefore, I can think of worse places to die than to be surrounded by his beloved plants and that rose that cried. Tweeted and voted up.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful but sad poem and loved the video. Passing this on.

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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Your poem touched me with your beautiful writings. I will remember this for a long time. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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