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Oh Dear Rose

Oh dear Rose, you prickle me
That if I do so much but breathe
I will be full of scars and pain
Though I love to see your beauty close
I cannot out of vain

Oh dear Rose, you wounded me
And even if this pulse do beat with you
I cannot touch but by just look
The stronger I want this feeling to go
The longer my pain to heal took

Oh dear Rose, you make me weep
You go in cadence with the meadow
That I want so much to give caress
Though your arms, so near to grasp
I do not but watch you less

Oh dear Rose, you give me grief
I am longing for you in ages
But you come and hurt me again
This heart, this love may not be strong
But yet I cannot pull away then

Oh dear Rose, my dearest Rose, you'd make me die
That you memory stays too long enough for mine
And I cannot contain what is inside
I try to run away from your face
But then I get scared without you and your embrace

But dear Rose - don't make me forget
That there is a sun though she hides
That there is life though I died
That there will be more happiness than sorrow
And a rainbow will shine on the bright tomorrow

Flowers Contest
10th Place 

Written by: Jan Camille Tongco

P.s. Although I know I am going against the no-rhyme, free verse only rule, I still would
like to try. Hope this takes the sting of winter away. Thanks

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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 8:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Jan on your win in Francine Robert's contest "Flowers". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 1:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. You earned it with this great write.

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 12:39:00 PM
    Hi Jan - Congratulations on your deserved WIN in Francine's "Flower" contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 6:09:00 AM
    Congrats Jan on your wonderful win in the Flowers contest with this impressive write and exciting entry .. enjoy sweet success with luv..

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 11:25:00 PM
    Sometimes it is hard not to rhyme when the words want to fall that way. Congratulations Jan. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 8:53:00 PM
    WEll, you got on the top ten and I have enjoyed every single poem I just read on the list. Congratulations, keep up your great poetry. luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:40:00 PM
    Ms. Roberts, thank you so much for the recognition. Really glad to have a chance to be part of your contest. Thanks again ^_^

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, Jan

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:36:00 PM
    Indeed, your poem takes away the sting of winter, Jan. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 6:25:00 PM
    it would have done better if you had done a free verse but I'll still give it a 10th place because its wonderful. I normally do not even consider poetry that doesn't fit my restrictions, so you won't be forgiven so easily next time.