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My Unique Line - RD

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My Unique Line - RD

"Petal nor thorn could save this rose."


From "Flowers...Beautiful Flowers"  
This line personifies the loss of life and the harvest of flowers  (roses) for a funeral.  Just as loved ones are lost each day in the prime of life (any time really), the rose is taken in the height of beauty and placed atop the grave.  This is in spite of the thorns which protect it.  We possess the attributes of the rose as well.  Yet, still we pass, regardless of benevolence or wickedness.


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  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:47:00 PM
    Ray, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 1:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Impressive Line"contest Ray. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:35:00 PM
    RAY ;-) CONGRATULATIONS, thank you for supporting my contest... I'm just dropping by to give everyone a warm congratulations and gratitude from the heart. ((you may get this comment more than once, if you entered more than one of my contest this week)) Have a wonderful weekend, GOD BLESS,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 9:09:00 PM
    I also loved your stunning explanation as well as the poem's line. Congrats on this. I adore personification!

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 6:43:00 PM
    Wow, Ray, this is a wonderful line, and seems as if from a classic of old. (I would have placed this much much higher in the contest! Nice to see your work again!

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 6:09:00 PM
    Congrats Ray on a wonderful win with this unique line luv..