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The Rose and I

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Inspired during one of my Himalaya tour

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The Rose and I

Viewed from the snow covered mountain
Slopes laden with flower beds like
Colorful vase of flowers
I saw the* the Himalayan rose
I asked, “Why are you all alone?
Beauty is to be adored”
You should give yourself before
Your petals fall to dust”.

Quick came the response from rose
“Am not lonely, enjoy these heights
Shelter of blue umbrella”.
I asked if I crush your petals
Rose said he would be glad
Its fragrance will radiate.
Purpose of life fulfilled
If destroyed not admired.

As I was about to pluck it,
It said,*Stop, give a second thought”.

“If you truly love me
Better leave it on my stem
If still cannot resist the desire
Pluck me but respect the thorns
As your lady has pins and needles
In case you don’t feel me
Give it to someone but still
My fragrance will stay in your hands.”


Date: 30-9-13
Dr. Ram Mehta
Fifth place win
Contest: The Rose (Allegory) Giorgio Veneto

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Lovely poem. Congratulations. Linda x

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Hello Dr Ram, congratulations in The rose (Allegory) contest................. SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:20:00 PM
    Dr Ram, . CONGRATULATIONS... goodnight....LINDA

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:33:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 3:48:00 PM
    lovely images, heartfelt dialogue... Congatratulations Archontoula

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 2:17:00 PM
    This poem is beautifully written. Very heartfelt and tender! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind comments.

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:39:00 PM
    Beautiful presentation!!! Your talent is well displayed in this fine creative verse.... Congratulations on your win.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:02:00 PM
    congrats on your win Dr. Mehta

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 3:47:00 PM
    This is very spiritual , it makes me wish to go there ! I could live and eat curry for life then climb the mountain ! congratulations Doctor!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning placement, Dr. Ram! I enjoyed reading these beautiful and wise words... Have a great day! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:20:00 PM
    Congrats Dr. Ram on your winning poem xxx

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Love this :) Beautifully written. Namaskram _/\_

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:34:00 AM
    - Beautiful picture Dr. Ram! - Have a nice autumn day. - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 10:45:00 PM
    Very thought provoking... Very nice. It made me want to smell the rose. Thank you also for your kind comments always.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 9:42:00 PM
    The Rose and You, or You and the Rose. A very beautiful poem about a Rose. They are very delicate, that's why they have thorns. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla