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The rose that grew from concrete

Many a mind hurries past
the gripping splendour
in search of beauty, not to last,
while continuing in rejection of grandeur.

I look as the moments pass
at the wounded walkway.
The sand flows through the hourglass
and time conforms to seconds and seconds to day.

There, in the heart of pain,
at the crack of dawn
grows through the mundane,
purity, life’s mystery in an image drawn

Red bursts open in colours array
but expectation it defied
as time had not intended bloom ‘till the following day
and still nature’s scarlet tears are cried.

Dusk was meant to encompass
the brooding gem in the snows
but the bud unfolded in its stubbornness
and yet not its pedals froze.

I suppose the dark of night
and the bitterness of day
could not smite 
what would have its own way.

The bud grew beautifully in strength
and blossomed in wisdom,
knowledgeable in great length,
yet its leaves forbade a future grim.

Somehow it lacked endurance
and what blind humanity refused to meet
became the trampling of our innocence:
the rose that grew from concrete.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:11:00 PM
    Hi Robyn, congratulations in The rose (Allegory) contest................. SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:02:00 PM
    Robyn. CONGRATULATIONS... always & forever~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:41:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Wow, a fantastic write of beauty and resolve, Robyn!! Congrats on your winning placement! Have a great day...Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Robyn

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:40:00 AM
    Natures strength will ultimately break through any man made barrier. Concrete can never conquer the power in the simple beauty of a rose.... Well done.... Congratulations on your win..... Jake

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 10/15/2013 5:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jake! Appreciate it!
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Interesting and well written Robyn.. Flowing and easy to imagine...A lovely write...Love Diana

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/11/2013 12:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much! :)