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Updated on September 6, 2011
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I had a dozen roses~

Of different colors that did not blend~

I never could decide~

Which one I loved the best.

There was the ruby red rose~

My heart had last loved~

But there were too many thorns~

As obstacles to the touch.

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I arranged the colors just so~

Never did I lead them on~

I kept them separate~

So nothing would hurt and tread upon.

There were the pinks~

Blush, cherry and crimson~

That I was never quite sure of~

My affection I held true as a snow white loving dove.

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Than there were the yellows~

Blonde, golden, and fair~

I really knew they could never be~

Yet I enjoyed their company immensely.

Oh the Blues~

Azure, sapphire and cobalt~

I entertained~

A fleeting just by the way~

Casual talk~

A genuine smile~

Before they took that walk.

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There were now the lavenders~

Violet, and mauve~

Special to me in parts~

I cringe now they have moved on~

When I thought friendship would never stop.

How confused the roses~

Seemed to me~

When they were in the vase~

Oh how the petals now drop off~

Making life so old and hard to face.

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Now the centers linger~

Yes with sweet memories~

The stems they stand there like reminders~

Of loves that could had been.

Now I sit and stare~

At the dozen roses that were once there~

Alone I chose to be~

What sweet irony.


Lisa J. Warner


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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank you dear SusieQ42! May you always have red roses to great you everyday!

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      My favorite are the red roses; they smell delicious like raspberries. Beautiful poem, Lisa. Voted up and awesome.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      kenneth avery Thank You for stopping by and following me also. As well thank you for your kind insightful words..I am now also following you!

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, dear Lisa, GREAT hub. WONDERFUL subject, roses, the flowers I choose for my wake. I voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting. I love your writing style and poetry. I dabble in poetry. Some, but it is just abstract/prose, that Hubs is not ready for, but it is not vulgar or pretentous, just me. I am now a fan and follower of YOU, if that is okay. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town (Hamilton) in northwest Alabama, that reminds me of Mayberry, where Andy Griffith worked. Keep up the great work, Lisa.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You Joyroller!

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      joyroller 6 years ago

      I also like rose