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The loss of the rose

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The loss of the rose

The rose has been raped of her beauty 
Stolen by hordes of dreary lines
And to be leached further still 
Until nothing remains of her   
But yellowing birthday cards 
And sugar-free quotes, in italics 
Like a rose is like nothing at all 

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 11:49:00 AM

    This is absolutely stunning. What an idea for a poem. Jeremy, this blew me away. Thank you for enjoying my poem Mother of Pearl and wishing me a Happy Mother's Day. Hugs, Gail

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 11:14:00 AM

    yellow roses are my favourite..I do agree..that the rose was stolen from all that she owes but as in the ending..a rose is always a rose..beautiful lines Jeremy

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:02:00 PM

    well said with echoes of Gertrude Stien ...a rose, is a rose, is a rose...

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/18/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! It does, indeed. Thanks for stopping by :)
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:53:00 AM

    Jeremy, this is just an awesome write. Hope you are having a great weekend :) Wilma

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/7/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am! Hope you are, too. Thanks :)
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:43:00 AM

    So true some images have become so overused they are almost repulsive, nice to see how the rose might feel if it had a voice & I felt you mean a beautiful woman too for some reason? Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/7/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad the poem came through to you so clearly, Debbie. Thanks for dropping by
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:29:00 AM

    Jeremy this is terrific ....David

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/7/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very very much appreciated, David
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 4:42:00 PM

    I think it deserves a FAVE

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/7/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;) !
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 4:41:00 PM

    wow, what a deep thought in this succinct poem. LOVE it!!!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/7/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Andrea!
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 11:11:00 AM

    A Rose - one of the most beautiful flowers. It is so delicate. That is why it is protected by thorns. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/7/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Lucilla, for stopping by
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 9:04:00 PM

    Oh Whoa, so sad, and very very beautifully described. Got a 7>>>>>> keep writing, you also write from the heart. Love xoxo Terry

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin Date: 4/6/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much