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Every Rose Has Its Thorn

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every rose has its thorn,
Every person that's born
Is both thorny and sweet as perfume.
So are some when they grow,
As you likely may know,
Naught but thorns, or forever in bloom.

For the bush clad in thorns
The kind gardener mourns,
Yet he cares for them just like the rest;
But the roses that grow
He replants in a row
So the people that walk by are blessed.

If each deed that you do
In a rose garden grew,
Would your branches be roses or thorns?
Would you be on display
Or be hidden away
In the shade of the blackberry thorns?

Would you be but a shrub
That the passersby snub,
Or a rosebush admired by all?
Growing thorn after thorn
Will but heighten the scorn,
But a rosebud is lovely, tho' small.

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  1. Date: 4/26/2014 2:47:00 PM
    This poem is beautiful!!!!! I am both ..........keep up the GREAT work

  1. Date: 4/2/2014 5:35:00 PM
    ISAIAH, Congratulations on your winning poem.... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 4:02:00 AM
    Hi Isaiah, Congrats on your worthy win. Admirable in the subtle way you worked various comparisons to roses, thorns and people. Well done. Regards Theresa xx

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 1:32:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery and nice take, congrats on the fine win, isaiyah

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 5:34:00 PM
    I enjoyed the tender story that you told in your poem. I really loved the rhyme and the smooth, effortless flow of the words, as well. A really great poem, Isaiah! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 3/28/2014 6:35:00 AM
    I love to be a rosebud and never a thorn ..I love this poem and I think I have time to read another.