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THE RED OR BLACK ROSE

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Below is the poem entitled THE RED OR BLACK ROSE which was written by poet Leonard Gage. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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THE RED OR BLACK ROSE

THE RED/BLACK ROSE
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If I a placid pond sit
Still my shallow grounds
Engulfed within the woods
Submerged and bound

Arrayed with ruby rings
Robed in brunette pearls
What jewel would justly paint
With brush my clearest tint

Wouldst any drown the drink
The tongue calls a quench
Cool and clear as white
Atop the moonlit sky
Or wouldst the treasuries' trees
Reveal arising clips depicting
Darkened depths entrenched
In deep demise

Doth God's glory glide
The ornamented floor
Moving mortal millions
To probe, dip, and dive

Beneath the brittle creek
In buried ocean mines
To touch and taste, then tell
Of seas the sands confine

If raids of floral floods 
Could frame the fluid's face
As angels frame the figure
Of heaven's sovereign God

Then pluck the petaled stem
The prototyped rendition
Of red/darkened rose
Which colors my condition

~Poetra Jah~

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:22:00 AM
    Good morning, Leonard , reading your beautiful poem once again. congratulations with having your poem featured on the soups home page. Take care and enjoy the coming week. ~XOX~ *LINDA

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Leonard, this is very pretty. , a very cool and fascinating first poem on the soup.... This hear my friend is a sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Hello Leonard. Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. My name is Linda; I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest in the future* hopefully I can be one of your first poetry soup friends. You are welcomed to look for me anytime you need certain feedback on any given poem. I look forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love- LOL) * Always * ;-) Linda

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:24:00 AM
    Enjoyed this poem. The second last stanza is beautiful and well written. Welcome to P/Soup--