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Poem: From Shadows a Rose

Updated on February 29, 2016
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Tim Mitchell has been writing poetry since high school. He enjoys exploring them, the many forms, and writing them

Hidden behind shadows, sinking despair,

Fraught today bleed dewdrops, slow upon cheek,

Feet asunder betwixt, forward a stare,

Forgiven cast aside, plunder not meek.

Dawn awakens painted clouds, aside dark,

Forgotten friend, night's closest companion,

Fading lights, new reality spoke stark,

Alike droplets plunders, muddied pathway.

Stands closer, afar lessens, heart quicken,

Silent breaths cast, gentle soften breeze stirs,

Boughs tremble not, sway of song, ears listen,

Heard whispers, rays bring flowers grows new hope.

Pathway not long lost turns, 'tis love lie close,

Radiance peers, color greater than sky,

Brightness lead, feet dance, softly grows a rose,

Hand meets touch, opened soul, 'tis friendship.

. . . for friendship . . .


© 2016 Tim Mitchell


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    • tsmog profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Mitchell 

      18 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thanks for the visit and comment Peg! The rose in the pic is from my garden. It always provides morning friends. Thanks for reminding of this poem and its inspiration.

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      Peg Cole 

      18 months ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      "Softly grows a rose," and a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing your creative talents. That photo is so beautiful it seems to cast a fragrance into the room.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you grand old lady for the visit and kind comment too. I did try this time to count the syllables and assure there was rhyme. I am getting more in tune to maybe study a form particular form of poetry and work toward that as a goal. It seems like it may be a fun challenge . . .

      Hello Gypsy Rose Lee and thanks for the comment. The rose pic is from my garden last spring. I have two roses bushes - red and yellow. They are in bloom now here in Southern California. I need to get in the garden soon and do some work. hmmm . . .

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A most wonderful poem. Love that yellow rose.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Very beautifully structured and written poem. I envy your skills:)

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      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you all for visiting and commenting . . . it is appreciated.

      I like what you share KJ! with today is a new beginning. You are welcome too.

      Hello Vellur! . . . the pleasure is mine too sharing with others

      Hi Frank! I smile with your comment. It is encouraging . . .

      Thank you Venkatachari. You have inspired me further to peek at what I wrote again. Thanks . . .

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very beautifully rhymed lines. The words convey great meaning and a nice description of the scenery. Enjoyed a lot. Thanks for it.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was simply amazing poetry period!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem, enjoyed reading.

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      3 years ago from Florida

      tsmog...aahh..the morning dew upon the petals washes away the darkness of yesterday.. as today is a new beginning..for the Rose..

      Your words resonated with proficiency...

      thank you for setting the tone for my day...loved it.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you Eric. You comment is welcomed openly. I think the theme will lead me this day beyond nights cast twilight arriving upon the Break of Dawn . . .

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent. A wonderful poem. I love roses and I love love.


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