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A Rose For Winter

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A Rose For Winter

I became a rose for winter
Blooming below a midnight sky
All year long my body has strived
Who shall care for me
If I were to die

Curled up
My leaves fold and cower
Embracing the life left within
Feebly I watch the sun
Out it comes
Without reply

I become
A rose for winter
Tread carefully the path
Don't kill a rose
Before it has the grace to die..

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  1. Date: 10/24/2009 6:26:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today Jo. I look forward to reading more of it. I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with love and inspiration. Love Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 1:50:00 PM
    Jo, what a sad but beautiful poem. I just love poems with roses in them >> James