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Here is a Rose about to die

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Here is a Rose about to die

Here is a Rose about to die -
So beautiful and so serene -
But I hear no mourning cry
 No sorrow acts in this scene. 

Cupid seized her with his hand
His Bow and arrows left aside 
“A Rose crowns for her own end,
Her beauty scattered by the wind.”

“Should I strike with your stalk
Or pin your stem near my heart?
Do you want to fly swift as a hawk
And be Cupid’s enchanted dart?”

His aim is holy and cannot miss,
I see the rose on my love’s eye,
Just before she shot a last kiss,
I discover that Cupid was truly I.

Copyright © João Camilo

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:36:00 PM
    a very intriguing write and i love the extended metaphor behind it! :D nice write, truly. my favorite is the end when you revealed cupid was you. genius :) first of your poems i have read, hope to read more! -JuliMichelle

    Camilo Avatar João Camilo
    Date: 12/23/2012 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Juli, thank you very much. End of year have been busy, but I promisse to stop by your poems too. I hope to see you more too.