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in memory of a rose

your velvety blossoms
slowly withers away
once tender roots
have now decayed
at the thought i cringe
such insidious disease
gradually infects
each and every leaf

moldy black spots
crinkled stained edges
your magnificent growth
gradually suppresses
your unsurpassed beauty 
now fuzzed up and gray
crinkled debilated stems
a dull distorted array

shoots barely opened
leaves now curled and bent
such unforgettable moment
your petals soon descend
your spicy scent has drifted
such sickly brittle vein
Flowers now discolored
and left to thrive on pain

after months of nurturing
your once marvelous display
the thought of you slowly wilting
has left me in dismay

*My theme is taken from Constance's Poem "in Memory of a rose"*

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  1. Date: 8/15/2010 11:50:00 AM
    It's sad to see beauty fade, but the beauty in a person's soul lives forever. Congratulations on your placement in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 8:56:00 AM
    My congratulations Rashana to you on your win in Constance ~ A Rambling Poet's contest "Scavenger Hunt". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 8:45:00 AM
    Rashana, congratulations on your win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 7:35:00 AM
    Congrats Rashana on your winning poem in the Scavenger Hunt contest with this amazing write and win enjoy this happy Sunday..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 9:34:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Rashana

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 9:54:00 AM
    What wonderful poetry I am reading today and so diverse. I have not read a bad poem yet today. I am enjoying reading each and everyone from old poets and new poets alike. Lots of amazing contest entries also. Thank you for sharing yours with us today Rashana. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 5:25:00 AM
    You show nice display of words with nice expressions, Rashana. Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 11:11:00 PM
    I like the tone of darkness in your words.