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The rose

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The rose

A caterpillar ran along
my bedroom floor and rested there
my kitty cat mewed it a song 
and up it sent a yearning stare

I picked it up, the crawling thing 
all green and wobbly and naive
"my thorns beware because they sting"
I said and paused fearing he'd leave.

The kitty looked up from below
and shook my stem to make him fall
but he held fast and she lay low
then shivered as she heard me call:

"Darling," I said, "don't be so grim,
my rosy perfume is for you
as much as for your brother, dream,
                                              for cats and worms I'll be a rose
prickly and motherly and true."


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  1. Date: 10/26/2013 2:13:00 AM
    The right cat would have made a meal of that pillar.

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the right cat... would have done so, yes... I hope the one I have at home is one who will happily surprise me :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:12:00 PM
    ...:) , congratulations in The rose (Allegory) contest................. SKAT

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, SKAT, loved your colours contest....
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Hi AA.... CONGRATULATIONS... always & forever~ LINDA

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Linda. Congratulations on your win, too. Archontoula
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 1:32:00 PM
    A great stuff of poetry. Keep on writing rhyming pieces.

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will, and you can check the truth of my words first hand, Comby
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 12:23:00 PM
    A great wining work...love the win dear!

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, Litan
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:37:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you, sara. I liked your visual piece, too.
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:57:00 AM
    A most charming write.. ken

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/26/2013 3:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you, Ken.
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Intriguing read... creativity galore.... Congratulations on your win...... Jake

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    congratulations to you as well!!
    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jake, for your kind words. Archontoula
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest,

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I liked your poem, too
    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! Archontoula
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning placement, Archontoula! I enjoyed reading this morning! Have a great day...Love and blessings, Rhonda

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Congratulations to you as well, Rhonda! May you always write like this Archontoula
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wining poem xxx

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Mystic Rose. Loved your poem. Congratulations to you, too.
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:31:00 AM
    what a delightful write.

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    kind words, kind heart. Thank you Jancarl liked your titles and your poems, flowing like bits of meaning-laden rain drops. Archontoula
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 3:28:00 PM
    wonderful write...best wishes

    Alexandropoulou Avatar Archontoula Alexandropoulou
    Date: 10/16/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Joseph. Congrats on your win, too!! loved the warm colours of your poem Archontoula