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I'm just a shadow of a Rose
A place where hopelessness grows
Where thorns are welcome
And pain is all but seldom

No one can see me bloom
They have given up on this gloom
Can't fight what I am
A woman or a man

Admire me for who I am
Hate me for having no glam
Love me now my friends and foes
As I was once a beautiful rose

As I wither in the cold and rain
No one comes to ease my pain
I promise again that I'll change
But my words are worthless and enrage

Those that loved me
Have said "you can't see"
The beautY and purity as you were born
Now the painful beauty of a thorn.

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Nice featured poem~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Hi Elba, , :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Elba; This a beautiful poem. You are a Rose that will bloom in all it's beauty one day. Don't give up. Keep writing, good things will happen for you. for now you are in the right place. Welcome. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Elab, why would you cut yourself this way... I feel for the image of this poem.. however you nicely wrote the epic image you were going for...always~pd