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Rambling Rose

Updated on January 10, 2013

She was just a rambling rose

Who wandered where the cold wind blows,

searching with a hollow heart,

waiting for her life to start.

She never stayed for very long...

the pull that beckoned her too strong.

From place to place she wandered free,

sunk no roots on hill or lea.

A sorrow hid behind her eyes,

a wistfulness heard in her sighs.

If you didn't know, she’d seem aloof,

but the pain she bore was a hundred proof.

A moving target’s hard to hit...

and a rambling rose just can’t commit...

She wandered round from place to place

Presenting, yet, a happy face.

Time eroded the wall she’d built,

Turned cement to crumbling silt…

The petals of that rambling rose,

Wilted as the cold wind blows

She left this world with great relief,

Transcending, thus, her sad motif…

She faded into breaking dawn

To ramble in the great beyond.


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    • tnderhrt23 profile image


      6 years ago

      BeyondMax, thank you! This is a bit of a peek into my mirror, actually.

    • BeyondMax profile image


      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Philosophical, makes you stop and think and look in the mirror... Beautiful poem with a lot of meanings!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks HattieMattieMae!

    • HattieMattieMae profile image


      7 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Very heart warming, but sad! :)

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Yeah, star, she's me too! thanks for your awesome comment!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hey hunnie, you made a good poem out of the story of my life, at last I am famous. Seriously I could relate very well to your Rambling Rose, up and beautiful.

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Larry, thank you for you most thoughtful reply! It is so appreciated!

    • maven101 profile image


      7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      100 proof pain...Now that is pain...Loved this snappy but sad ballad of love unrequited...To never know the lasting love of committed marriage, to share in that reciprocation of respect and trust, is truly sad...Variety may be the spice of life, but mutual committed love is the stuff of life...

      Thank you for this nicely paced and well-written poem...Larry

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Spirit Whisperer, thank you! Take care!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Fossillady, cute little apt description of Rosie! Thank you for your read and comment!

    • Spirit Whisperer profile image

      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      A beautifully written poem that captures a condition every human being is familiar with at some level of their being. Thank you for this. Voted up and awesome as always!

    • Fossillady profile image


      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Rambling rose

      Never laid down her toes

      Now,nobody knows

      Whatever happened to rambling rose

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Nikkij, commitment issues indeed! do I, girl, so do I! Thanks! Take care!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Amy, I suspect you are one time or another! Thank you for your visit and most thoughtful comment!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      MO, thank you, my friend! I am happy you like it!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      miss_jkim, thank you, I definitely see myself in her and perhaps she is in us all...thank you for reading and leaving such a lovely reflective comment!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      sounds like someone with committment issues, i kno someone just like that.

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      Amy Becherer 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I see a portion of almost every woman I know to one degree or another at one time or another in Rambling Rose. Beautifully said, No-Clue.

    • MysteriousOne profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful, No_Clue.. a very deep look into the soul!

      I love it!

    • miss_jkim profile image


      7 years ago

      Such a sad one, your rambling rose, but she drew me in and when I looked even deeper I saw - myself.

      This was beautifully written. It reaches out to the reader and pulls them in for a little self reflection.

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you, Elizabeth99! I so appreciate your visit and awesome comment!

    • Elizabeth99 profile image


      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I really love this! What an amazing way to describe it. Very good job!!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Did not know anything about a movie about "rambling rose"......but thanks.

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Did you have intention to describe the main character in the movie "Rambling Rose"? I have not seen it yet, but it seems to be a nice one. Perhaps, No_Clue you may want to tweek your title a bit so not to sound like you took the title from somewhere else! (Just helping)

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      attemptedhumour...been accused of being dizzy a time or two, myself! lol...she's kinda a sad gal, this ramblin rose...thanks for the read and great comment! Cheers!

    • attemptedhumour profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      She should have hooked up with that rolling stone that gathers no moss. She's a fascinating subject though and she drew me in like a colourful whirlpool. I have to go as i'm dizzy. Cheers

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      O my, bella! I hope not, my sweet friend! But thank you! Hugs!

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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Very nice! I feel like you were writing about me No_Clue!

      voted Up Beautiful awesome and useful!!!!

      smiels :)



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