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The Rose

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The Rose

Tis the rose that wants to live
That rails against the frost,
Tightly closed, the petals warm
The autumn heart that summer lost.

The dew that drips from rose to leaf
Like tears from cheek to breast,
Once was cold, now shimmers warm
To earn, at last, its' rest.

The blackened bud, once struck with cold
Appears to others dead,
But burns within, a passionate soul,
And heart of bright and crimson red.

And bursting forth it cannot hide
The will to live within,
Its' bold and subtle softness tells
Persistent hearts can win.




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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 10:09:00 PM
    Hi Craig. I found it...This goes to my Fav's. Need I say more. Lainie

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Fantastic, Craig. Great job. Congrats. Ralph

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 7:01:00 AM
    So beautiful, Craig. I can see why this is your fave poem and why you scored a top placement in Nette's contest. Well done, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:44:00 PM
    you have penned a beautiful poem Craig...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Graig

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Craig, love your winning poem ......... LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Wonderful ! Congratulations !!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:38:00 AM
    What a wonderful poem of hope when all seems lost........we have all had these moments when the world comes crashing down.......yet it is sometimes the smallest thing........some example of endurance, that can give us the reason to hang in there! What a lovely reason to write this poem. Love it!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Craig, , Congratulations on your "Beloved Poem" win. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:49:00 PM
    This was a lyrical and beautiful piece Craig. Congrats on a your nice win! G.

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:50:00 PM
    I take that back.I just looked at your favorite poems and wow.Good choices.

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:47:00 PM
    OK,I just looked at your favorite poets list and didnt see my name.What the hell.LOL have a great week.Love me

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 4:24:00 PM
    I am so honored and greatful beyond words.Lately i have been searching different avenues because I am in jeopardy of life.You have no idea what this means to me.It is just this type of thing that has givin me hope to live just one more day.I will treasure this.If you are the type of person,which i sense you are,to succeed in helping even just one person?You have succeeded.Love Colleen

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 3:18:00 PM
    A tender write full of hope....congrats on your win Craig. Hugs

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig lovely words....Seren

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 1:27:00 AM
    Congrats on this win! - JH

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Congrats! ~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Craig, . ;-) Congratulations with your lovely poem. In Mystic Rose' "Be My Valentine" contest. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Craig...Congrats on your well deserved win...And thanks for stopping and commenting on my poem...

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Ah yes tenacity! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

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