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Love For The Rose

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Love For The Rose

The morning is calm and the winding roads are smooth, as I enjoy the ride.
I notice a stream that leads my eyes into a dense forrest that is so alive.

I pull off the road for I am drawn to something here.
I follow the stream and trails wondering what will appear.

I see a bed of roses next to the stream.
The colors are vibrant the petals are alive, it's though I am in a dream.

My eyes then pan to a rose that seems near death.
I reach to touch her and realize it is not her time yet.

I ease my hand in the cool stream and create a cup with my palm.
I drip the cool water upon her, the petals move slightly yet she remains calm.

I know now what drew me into the trees.
Tears begin to form as I hold her, I must make her believe.

I continue each day down the same trail.
Each day she appears to get better, yet quietly she remains frail.

I move her to the cool stream and lay her with a brilliant green leaf.
I watch as one of the petals turns a majestic pink, revealing the fight in her, as I smile in relief.

I breathe easy so thankful for this day.
Knowing in my heart that recovery is on it's way.

I long for anticipation to see her as the sun awakens the dawn.
The forrest is different this day with a rhythmic sound and a glow that I gaze upon.

My heart is racing as I pass by the stream, longing to hold her.
Tears of joy flow as she is in full bloom, I hold her against my face as she purrs.






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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:36:00 PM
    Gregory, , lovely impressive win................ SKAT

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 2:49:00 PM
    It is an emotional topic. Thank you very much for giving me HM it means a lot :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Hello PINKTOBER, poet ..CONGRATULATIONS on your HM win...--- Gregory --- Thank you for embracing my contest with your poem. I took my time on this particular contest, many heartfelt poems:-(... If you'd like:) stop by my latest blog "Hold My Pen While I Write." In there you will find my very own PinkTober invitation. Take Care & have yourself an awesome day... xox~ linda

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Beautiful but sad written beautifuly your very talented

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    Date: 10/31/2013 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much - it was my first attempt at writing to something that touches so many. It did have a happy ending though :)
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 11:49:00 AM
    - This is written with emotion ... soft and beautiful, you are talented Gregory !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Boy Avatar Nature Boy
    Date: 10/31/2013 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you much for your kind words. I wrote this in my mind driving to work today. The words and vision came quickly, I hope this somehow touches someone battling cancer.
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Very touchy and moving write on cancer

    Boy Avatar Nature Boy
    Date: 10/31/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your kind words