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The Blind Man And The Scarlet Rose

Updated on December 19, 2011
"And in his hands which trembled he held a scarlet rose."
"And in his hands which trembled he held a scarlet rose."

There Is Beauty In Small Things


One day when I was walking,

Beside the sun drenched sea,

I saw a man of sixty,

Softly calling me.


He sat within a wheelchair,

With dark glasses on his nose,

And in his hands which trembled,

He held a scarlet rose.


I knew he couldn’t see me,

As saw his eyes were blind,

But the gaze that fell upon me,

Was bold but yet so kind.


He handed me the scarlet rose,

With tears in his eyes,

“l will tell you of this rose”, he said,

“Before this old man dies.


God has blessed me with this rose,

To remind me there is light,

For its scent so sweet and beautiful,

Drifts through lonely nights.


Its petals are the softness,

Our hearts are meant to be,

The stem that holds the flower,

Is the strength that sets us free.


I can feel it’s wholesome beauty,

If I take it in my hands,

As I wish for peace and unity,

For every colour man.


Never walk by sight alone,

But walk by faith instead,

Remember all your lifetime,

The words this man has said.


I’m old and crippled I admit,

But my spirit lives inside,

I will live in honour daily,

Until the day I die."


I held this old man’s hand so firm,

As tears blurred my sight,

For the love that burned inside my heart,

Told me he was right.


Copyright © 2009 Blondepoet


My Video Of The Blind Man And The Scarlet Rose

 'I can feel it’s wholesome beauty, If I take it in my hands, As I wish for peace and unity, For every colour man.'
'I can feel it’s wholesome beauty, If I take it in my hands, As I wish for peace and unity, For every colour man.'
 ' Its petals are the softness, Our hearts are meant to be.'
' Its petals are the softness, Our hearts are meant to be.'

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Thanks heaps for coming by echoe0021 I really can't remember the reason I am truly trying to think of the reason :)

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      echoe0021 6 years ago from Conway, AR

      Also, I'm curious as to why the first letter of each stanza is in bold?

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      echoe0021 6 years ago from Conway, AR

      This seemed to be a very sentimental piece. I love roses and what they represent. Very nice.

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Oh westernangel it was a pleasure :)

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      westernangel 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for sharing Love it

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      And so are you Logic xoxoxox

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      You're still the one BP!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      And I equally enjoyed you coming by Tim. Thanx for the great comment. :)

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      Tim Blackstone 7 years ago

      I enjoyed that. It was very moving. Thanks for sharing.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much Denise. I am thrilled you came by.

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! How powerful was that. Gave me goosebumps.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Good morning Epic awwww!!! You are a total gem. Sorry I am late responding, am just getting over the jet lag from my Concorde trip. We had a blast. :) :)

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..and yes ... once again .. tonight!!!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..actually I just need to tell you - yes I have regained my sight as mentioned above and have come back here to fall in love all over again with your miraculous poem!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks so much Epig, you are the man !!! :)

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      epigramman 8 years ago

      I WAS A BLIND MAN .... BUT NOW I SEE

      YOUR WORDS OF DIVINITY HAVE INSPIRED ME!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh trooper I am touched you came lol. That is enough for me. xo

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      trooper22 8 years ago from Chicago

      Very Touching BP. I am sorry that I didn't stop by sooner.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh Sambo that is cool that you linked me, I don't mind at all. Thanks heaps for your comments I will come check yours out. xo

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      samboiam 8 years ago from Texas

      Girl you can write. This is excellent. I have rated it up and linked it to my latest hub. It is a poem entitled Pain, Fear and Regret. I hope you don't mind.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks Blake you are beautiful too :) :)

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      Blake Ford Hall 8 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      In a word BP - Beautiful. =)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      oh qwark I just went and read yours and believe me it was marvelous. It had a Dr Seuss ring, A1. :) :)

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      qwark 8 years ago

      Blonde:

      I so envy those of you who can write with such feeling and meaning....and make those thoughts rhyme!

      That poem touched my heart!

      I've tried writing rhyming poetry...I struggled at it!

      If ya get a chance, pls read one of the only poems I wrote and let me know what ya think. "The Imp Called Man."

      You DO have a way with words!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Those shapes sound marvelous to me Grey. Oh boy oh boy on the back of a four by four, that wouldn't be the ocean that heads to Australia by any chance? I am at the dock with a pair of binoculars looking out as I speak.

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      GreyMoon 8 years ago

      So you like bent ones with a large bulbous end? Pipe that is lol. I think it is double entendre week next week on flirtpages :)

      As for the truth... it was left in the back of a four by four truck last seen heading towards the ocean at speed.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh you lovely cigar vaping man you can come blow your smoke in my hubs any day of the week. I can see your reasoning in not giving me a cigar, being a married man and all that, a pipe will do me just fine then. I am open to any shape or size. :)

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      GreyMoon 8 years ago

      Well first I vape not smoke, and second I am only allowed to give my cigar to my wife :)

      Pity vaping is banned in Oz. But here in good ole Texas this Brit can still vape himself dizzy.

      Hey I put this hub up a point for you :) See I maybe a cynic but I just keep on giving (cigars excluded).

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol GreyMoon interesting theories.As for the nurses hat it is health week here in HP's this month, and you have to keep in mind I am not your average poet. I am a bit of this and that as you will come to know, and sure I am open to a cigar, are you offering? :) :)

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      GreyMoon 8 years ago

      Chinese proverb : Death comes quickly to those on the beach with old blind men on the loose in four wheel drive monster trucks. He was probably thinking he was in a restaurant and calling for the waiter :)

      Oh to be such a cynic lol.

      So what is the fancy dress nurses cap all about? Is that vital poets attire? I always thought the beret to be more in keeping with a poet... OK and perhaps a pipe, but ill take it you don't smoke one of those, just the occasional cigar. :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Well he got on the sand in a four wheel drive that are allowed on the beach. I just guessed he was 60 he certainly did not look 40 lol. I was looking at him as he called so that was quite easy. :)

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      GreyMoon 8 years ago

      How the did he get his wheelchair across the sand to the shore? Especially with a rose in one hand. Also was he wearing a Sixty today birthday badge? Now that's what I call poetic license. :)

      Hold on and he was blind! How did he see you to call to you? I am sure the sand would have dampened your footsteps plus the noise of the ocean.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh Bat I am sure you can. Thanks a million for coming by. :)

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      Tim 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Beautiful. Haunting. Wish I could write a third as good as this.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thank-you so much Moultik that is where I really hoped people would feel this poem. :)

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      Moulik Mistry 8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      It is a truly beautiful poem - felt it within my soul...

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much Trips I am glad you enjoyed my poem and for reflecting upon it. Have a great day.

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      Trips 8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      So touching and poignant! It's so sad that so many people are only able to grasp such lessons after their life has all but passed--if they ever "get it" at all. Thanks for the eloquence of your words; they have led me to experience a true moment of deep, inner reflection.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol Sherbet he lived in my imagination to be able to teach us something I guess. So glad you dropped by.Everytime I see you I think of those little sherbet lollies I used to suck on LMAO

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      Sherbet Penny 8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Great poem, good rhythm and flow, and very nice images. I'm a fan of poetic images, nice, and also, was that weird guy who replied here for real, or a joke, really.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Gee Micky you are true blue I am going to have to pull my finger out and start digging my nose in your hubs and return the favour ;)

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Very nice. Be well!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks heaps tiny ted :) :)

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      tinyteddy 8 years ago from INDIA

      nice

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I wonder about posting the comment of a nut. Are you giving him the attention he does not deserve? Or, can it be a warning to us all. Anyway, we should not email any of the kooks, or even people who are 'strangers.' Lovely poem.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thank-you so much 4ever Mo :)

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      4ever Mo 8 years ago

      beautiful beautiful hub!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thank-you so much loua :)

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      loua 8 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      Inspiring...

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thank-you yet again Paris for visiting so many of my hubs I am so happy you like them :) :) Have a great day!!!

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      Paris Injeans 8 years ago from The Green Hills of Missouri

      YOU HAVE THE GIFT...AND YOU SHARE!!!!! The imagery is beautiful, the words are inspiring, the meaning is profound. Thanks

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww Brenda you are a beautiful rose too xoxoxoxxo

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much L Andrew you are too kind :) :)

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      that was lovely...... my rose too.xxxxx

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      L. Andrew Marr 8 years ago

      WOW,

      Knocked me sideways that did. It's simplistic yet so effective. I wish I had your skill.

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Thankyou so much jtboswell. :)

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      jtboswell 9 years ago

      I love the way this is written. Beautiful...

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Thankyou so much Umna your praise was well received. :)

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      Umna Safdar 9 years ago

      this is simply awesome

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      oh thankyou so much Uriel. I have appreciated your support and kind words very much.(hugs)

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      Uriel 9 years ago from Lebanon

      ' Its petals are the softness, Our hearts are meant to be.'! this is such an amazing work my friend! You're a great poet! Very affective choice of words, and so humane! Geatly done! It simply stands out!

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks G-Ma, do you mean tracking someone's IP address.xox

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I also want to know more about this IP address and how to go about it???G-Ma :O) Hugs...oh wonderfukl, wondrful poem my dear...very touching and meaningful...:o) Hugs

      I think you did this when trying to move your capsules around LOL

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Ohhh LaNesha you are sooooo kind, I will have a big head all morning now.Thanks so much.x0x

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      **LaNesha** 9 years ago from moreno valley,ca

      I love this poem...girl you are one of the best writers i have yet to come across

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much again jpso138 I can surely say I will never stop.Thanks again.

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      JPSO138 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Such a great poem with interesting insights. Keep those hubs coming. I enjoyed reading them.

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Hey Kika wow thanks for coming by and telling me about this guy. So he is doing this to a lot of girls and he is real.I thought maybe yesterday it was some kind of joke. Go girl. Sending him a spam email hahah.I just love it. God the things some people do for kicks.I did a trace on him and it put him in Italy. Did you hear that you fruit loop.Thanks sooo much for filling me in, if there is anyone else he is doing it too write to me please and tell me

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      Kika Rose 9 years ago from Minnesota

      No, you think that's freaky, you should see his Hubtivity... It's rather amusing in an internet predator kind of way. He'd sent me an email, so I decided to be evil and use a spam email address I have to reply (spam email address = email inbox with one purpose; to hold spam. :D) to the message. Five bucks down says he's either a hacker, a spammer, a pervert, or juse some crazy dude. Who got five dolla? Anyone?

      Also, since I'm here, I should tell you I very much enjoyed the poem. It made me smile. And I love the zodiac picture of Aquarius at the bottom; that's my astrological sign. :)

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      This has to be joke lol this frutcake here.I mean who would possibly talk so f..ed up

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Oh AE it is damn freaky could it be a joke I wonder.There is a site you can track IP adresses to their home town where it was sent from I am going there now. Also I will email it that is one sick puppy

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      What a weirdo!!! Snatch his ip address , that is absolutely ridiculous and do not respond to any e-mails no, no , no!!!!:)

      By the way love the article!!!!

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      C.C Riter haha I dont know how this has happened that they are upside down I am completely stunned here.Yes maybe it is because I am in Australia hah

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      C. C. Riter 9 years ago

      Lovely poem Blonde. Beautiful and so rich. Now, I don't know, it must be because your on the downside of our globe, but your comment sections are now downside upsy. How did you do that? Good poem so it's fine, leave it alone

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      thankyou to everyone who has left these lovely comments

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      What a truly beautiful poem. Nice job. Next time I see a rose I will think of these words from your poem:

      its petals are the softness,

      Our hearts are meant to be,

      The stem that holds the flower,

      Is the strength that sets us free

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      Benji Mester 9 years ago from San Diego, California

      Very beautiful. Thanks for the poem. I posted the question you asked in the hubbers hangout forum about the IP address. Someone should be answering it soon.

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      trish1048 9 years ago

      This was lovely, thanks so much for sharing it.

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      Lgali 9 years ago

      nice hub

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      john alwright 9 years ago

      beautiful just amazing

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