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Love of a Rose

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Love of a Rose

To have the love and sentiment
Of man, a vibrant rose,
Who courts with such a tenderness
While striking such a pose.

His flaming petals, soft and sweet,
That gently brush my lips,
A dashing leaf of lively green
Has slyly swept my hips.

His body tall and stiff with life,
His stalk down through his stem,
The shades of envy darken so,
That he becomes a gem.

His thorns, he wears them strong and proud
Though lethal they appear,
For thorns he bears to shelter me
And rid me any fear.

His velvet quivers in the breeze,
Like dancing sheets on fire,
Caress me love, from head to toe,
And see what may aspire.

For when a rose declares its love
Its pollen it will share,
So soft like dew drops over me,
I am captive in his lair.

Entangled leaf in leaf we are,
My petals soft and pale,
One jagged edge of you I feel
So tender without fail.

You trace my figure soft and slow
For petals, they will break,
But since you hold me warm and safe
They’re only yours to take.

So pick my petals, one by one,
And let them flutter by,
For all this world needs to survive
Are roses, you and I.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:59:00 AM
    So deftly written! You inspire my envy...Ngoc.

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 2:23:00 PM
    Elaine, nice work and congrats on passing the first round...Raul

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Elaine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 10:07:00 AM
    Beautiful. sweet. adoring. love. amazing job. fav of mine. glad i found. Love Jese

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:34:00 PM
    Beautiful, sensuous writing here, Elaine ... wonderful use of the form ... as lovely as the flower ... Congratulations to you and PoetrySoup on a well-deserved selection to be featured this week!

  1. Date: 11/10/2008 7:59:00 AM
    Soooo beautiful! Congratulations Elaine on an excellent featured write! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/10/2008 3:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week.Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2008 5:03:00 PM
    Elaine, I just wanted to drop by and add congratulations on having your poem featured to my other comment. Keep up the good writing. Karen

  1. Date: 11/9/2008 4:31:00 PM
    Great poem to be featured again. Congratulations Elaine. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 9/28/2008 12:21:00 PM
    i really like this poem n it holds alote of passion