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Garden of Roses

I'm just a lily in a garden of roses; I'm a misfit, misshapen, a mistake of a seed- But a lily is all I can be. If you paid visit each hour and each time picked a flower The last one that you'd pick would be me. You might stop and wonder Where the wind took its plunder and carried me far from my home; And with your head tilted Pick a rose that's half wilted And leave me here all alone. You think that I chose this, To be stuck with the roses? Eternally nature's next best? Or maybe I'm third to a daffodil bud, Or fourth to a sunflower's zest. I'm just a lily in a garden of roses. . Being passed by those strolling along But no matter how badly I just want to be picked I know that I'll never belong.


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  1. Date: 10/6/2014 1:38:00 AM

    Very deep and well-penned. Love this much.
  1. Date: 9/17/2014 9:39:00 PM

    Beautiful writing, Dana. I took this to it's limit and found another Lily rejected by mankind, years ago, on a hill called Calvary.... congratulations....... Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 9/13/2014 5:30:00 PM

    Beautifully written Dana, loved it and big congrats
  1. Date: 9/13/2014 12:43:00 AM

    Hi there Dana, what an incredible write and obvious winner, congrats!
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 9:10:00 PM

    Congrats on ur awesome winning write Dana! Great work!
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 11:54:00 AM

    Dana, this excellent write deserves the top win it received! Congratualtions! Pandita
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 10:38:00 AM

    Hi Dana, long time no see... This is deep, and I've been there a few times in my life.. Congratulations, with your awesome rejection poem.... LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 9:54:00 AM

    I love the twist of you taking this one into the garden! Who would think of a flower's rejection? Well done !!
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 9:43:00 AM

    Dropping again to congratulate you on this great win, Dana
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 6:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on your 1st place win Dana. This is so beautiful yet so sad.
  1. Date: 9/11/2014 10:52:00 PM

    I love your poem. Congratulations on the win and Love and prayers. God bless you, Gina
  1. Date: 9/9/2014 10:40:00 PM

    Dana I loved this poem, is very endearing and so so beautiful, I may even have a response to it for you!
  1. Date: 9/9/2014 3:43:00 PM

    I'd pick ya! I did a similar free verse with the same thing, except I was a dandelion, at least here on poetry soup we can be which ever flower we want and we would still be picked and enjoyed, as i did enjoy reading you. :) hugs
  1. Date: 9/9/2014 9:37:00 AM

    Nice expressions on lost love, Dana