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A Wedding Day Rose

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A Wedding Day Rose



A wedding day rose pale in dress 
'twas as fair as the maiden bride.
Vanity’s breath in two hands caressed;
tendrils warily pruned, implied.
Quiet beauty bequeathed filled with pride. 

Budding flower in light cascading, 
veiled imitation none could foresee.                                                     
Blushing petals fall, brittle and fading. 
Sunset bore weeping groom’s last decree.
Then into darkest night, he did flee. 

A wedding day rose in graceful frock
shall charm all attendees eternal.
Apart from the bud with thorny stalk, 
head silently rotting internal.
Dewdrops cloud o’er the earth infernal.


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, 10/11/13
for Giorgio Veneto's The rose (Allegory) Contest

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Rhonda, congratulations in The rose (Allegory) contest................. SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:58:00 PM
    lovely win Rhonda, congrats...LINDA

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 3:52:00 PM
    Exceptional rose.... could be a song... it has created a music of its own Archontoula

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 2:22:00 PM
    This is a gorgeous poem, Rhonda! Very deep and emotional. A beautiful write! Congratulations on your well deserved win!...Thank you very much for the kind comments.

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:52:00 PM
    This work is awesome!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Ohh this is great ..It just took me there ! you are a winner !

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Well written verse. Congrats!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Great poem and congrats on your 1st place...excellent use of the rose allegory in this one! Julie :-)

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Wonderful! Congrats on your big win. BG

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Congrats on the first place win the contest.Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:11:00 AM
    Extremely beautiful and lovely poem this is my dear friend Rhonda. Thank you so much for sharing! My big hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! Cheers! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:04:00 PM
    I loved the budding flower you created in this delicate piece. A true beauty this is! Congratulations to you, Rhonda!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Well done, indeed....congrats on your win.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:25:00 PM
    beautiful poem ...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Itfcomes to no surprise how it made it to the top, congrats on your poetic win Rhonda, enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:37:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Rhonda....

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:38:00 PM
    My lady: congratulations on a great poem and a great victory in my contest. G.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 5:11:00 PM
    I'm not quiet getting the whole picture? Maybe another quatrain, the meter flows nicely!! verse 1 is the literal rose aye? 2 is the young bride? 3 is simply the sun rising on a new day? Did I get it? Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 3:51:00 PM
    this has a very classy feeling. I just know that giorgio is going to flip!!

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Wonderful idea Rhonda and certainly a perfectly embellished metaphor!

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