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Life As A Rose

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Life As A Rose

Where eyes can't see beyond the colors
Past pleasures of heart and mind
Not taking time to find what spirit
Lives inside, we too often find
Only velvet petals among the thorns
Smell sweet perfume where stinging things hide
How so it goes from day to day
Life as a rose
Finding strength to grow wild
Yet if protected in glass they will not last
Life unhappy
Simple, life can be like the wild rose
Free to find time to explore
Feeding on things that allow us to grow
Avoiding those that steal our joy
Those thorns among velvet petals
Stingers among perfume
Choose which to see
Which to leave be
Life happy

©Donna Jones









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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:25:00 PM

    Dear Donna, A Magnificent POEM about my Favourite Flower.YOU Honor it as it should be. YOU Personify Nature with YOUR Quill.So very Well done. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 4/5/2013 6:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry...always good to hear from you...glad you enjoyed....always...Donna
  1. Date: 2/15/2013 12:43:00 PM

    Wonderful again Donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/15/2013 2:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are kind
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 6:47:00 PM

    Enjoyed your poetry Donna, you give us good advise in your verse, thanks for sharing have a nice evening xxx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 1/30/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading my poem. I see you choose the beautiful rose for your picture. Very nice. Glad you liked it
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:53:00 AM

    the last two poems are so descriptive that i can feel those images in my heart...i could never write as beautifully and as you might have noticed if i did write about your last two subjects i'd have to use a lot of profanity...so now you've seen both sides of me...and yet you still saw fit to understand where i'm coming from...thank you for your words in poetry and commentary...your phriend and phiend ~free cee!~

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 1/30/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Jeffry don't you see your comment to me was pure beautiful poetry and no profanity at all. I am guilty as well, but when I find myself using ugly words I feel I only make the air around me and other peoples worlds uglier. Their is definitely a time when nothing else will do though! I think you are a kind hearted soul and glad to be a friend. Glad you liked my poems
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:04:00 AM

    "Life as a rose"... beautiful thought, dear Donna! Always choose happy! Hugs, Jack xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 1/30/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    When possible dearest Jack but sometimes you don't get to choose. Those stinging things hide haha. Thanks for reading my poem.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 10:13:00 PM

    This is a masterful and brilliant write Donna! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous poem this evening! What a marvelous piece, I love roses, they are my favorite flower, you have written a remarkable poem about these gorgeous plants! Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 1/29/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you that means so much coming from such a wonderful writer as yourself and all the other wonderful friends here on soup. I'm so glad I joined a few days ago