Poem: The Lone Rose
The Lone Rose
Against the backdrop of the ominous sky, enduring the harsh winter soltice, the lone rose with its vibrant stem and forest green leaves opens its humble petals to the world---a metaphor for survival.
But how long can it endure its punishment?
Day by day it is subjected to harrowing conditions inflicted upon its soft and tender native structure, fighting with all its might not to succumb to the elements that attack its gentle nature.
But finally the rose cannot endure any more and retreats in order to rebuild and repair its sustained injuries, only to return again in the spring where new buds will bring new hope and the cycle of life will begin once again...