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The Bleeding Thorn

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The Bleeding Thorn

Golden sunlight rarely shone
Upon that solitary thorn;
Red velvet petals are all gone,
They wilted as soon as they were born. 

Black storm clouds gathered o’erhead
And a brooding ambiance did pervade
Contributing to a sense of dread   
As leaves turned a putrid, sickly shade.

The hurt, the pain, each purple bruise
Was observed by that sable spike;
The young girl’s life full of abuse
Which was tossed into a muddy dyke.

Along that secluded roadside
A scarlet stain spoils the ground - 
Where once stood a rose with pride
Now an ugly, bleeding thorn is found.     


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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 1:02:00 PM
    This is phenomenal! Well done! -Laura