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Sweet Deathly Rose

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Sweet Deathly Rose

Oh, mild flower I chanced to meet,
A ruby red, yet so discreet.
She'd never seen a hue my blue.
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.

Her fragrance wafted on the breeze,
And all were drawn to her with ease.
I put down roots near her and grew.
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.

Though in her garden all seems well,
there still are things she hates to tell.
Her thorns, a shield, conceal what's true.
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.

Beneath her thorns, resentment grows.
Disturb her and her petals close!
I learned too well what could ensue. . . 
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.

A casual remark was said.
Her ruby rose turned scarlet red. . .
I guiltless pled. Did I misdo?
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.

A fury she had kept so deep
had been unleashed; it made me weep.
Retaliation cut me through.
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.

A leaf of peace she offered me:
Be friends, but only partially.
But I refused and shall eschew
Sweet deathly rose that I once knew.



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  1. Date: 4/3/2014 2:21:00 PM
    Andrea, this is BRILLIANT!! I love those story symbolized by rose and thorn. The master was on here game here. A top win in my book !

  1. Date: 4/2/2014 5:35:00 PM
    ANDREA, Congratulations on your winning poem.... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 6:53:00 AM
    What a fantastic metaphorical rendering you have created here, Andrea. Number 1 in my books. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/1/2014 4:13:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, Congrats on your win. Interesting way in which your rose had human characteristics. Particularly "disturb her and her petals close". A rose in a strop, genius! Regards Theresa xx

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 7:35:00 PM
    Andrea, me 7. Sweet deathly rose...

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 5:41:00 PM
    I loved the repetition of the lines, the effortless flow of your words, and the rhyme. Your poem stood out because of the darker atmosphere of the story. A really great poem, Andrea! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 9:39:00 AM
    wow andrea, I LOVE this! unusual for me as I'm not always keen on forms that use repetition, but this is so well written, bittersweet and deep, congrats!

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:25:00 PM
    Excellent write......congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 6:34:00 PM
    A beautifully written Kyrielle Andrea. Congratulations on your worthy first place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 6:07:00 PM
    Very, very well-written! Congratulations in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 5:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 12:56:00 PM
    Awesome ,Andrea.Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:58:00 AM
    Lots of meaning here. Congratulations Andrea. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:40:00 AM
    Just beautiful Andrea. I love it. Congrats on your win. Well deserved.

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 7:03:00 AM
    It is fantastic, Andrea.Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 6:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest Andrea. You all left a piece of yourselves on this contest page. It was so very hard to judge. I am asking you all to read and comment on all the winners here. You will go away seeing into the hearts of all the winners. This was a very emotional contest for me. Thank you all for supporting this contest. Love and blessing to you all, Carol

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 10:19:00 AM
    this was a lovely piece of poetry, give it a 7. thank you for commenting on I wish I was a Cloud.

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 5:31:00 AM
    Wow, I love this, Andrea. Thanks for introducing me to yet another form that I'll have to try! And thanks for all your kind comments : )

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 10:48:00 AM
    Another gem of a poem!Enjoyed-kashinath

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 11:46:00 PM
    This deathly rose sounds beautiful(: you wrote this well. i think i might favorite. -Always&Forever Lynette

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