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In my garden
Upon the break of dawn
I see you there
And know  
That something's wrong

That look upon your face
I am sure
No amount of time
will dare erase
As I peer into 
Those frozen crystal tears
Where my own reflection
Now appears...

How queer?

There you stand above 
Those thorns
Of bitterness
So sharp and green
With envy
Of your loveliness
Held within
The grip of winter's breath
A  scarlet Goddess
In the throws of death 

I look at you
And feel your pain
As your scarlet petals 
Wither  in the frozen rain
And fall like drops of blood upon
the snowy mantle white
The sacrifice you made
To know 
This thing called life


Where Others look at you
And see a rose
I look at you and see
What I suppose


Others look at me 
And see


Which causes me
To reflect
Upon myself
In deep repose  
And ask myself...


For:   Creep contest


Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 12/4/2016 4:15:00 PM

    My gosh, Elaine, you really went all out with this one. BIG congrats to you. It ended so differently from how it started and showed great creativity.
  1. Date: 12/4/2016 2:39:00 PM

    Congratulations on your post my friend. You penned this so great and excellent. A deep written poem..........A.M.
  1. Date: 12/4/2016 1:19:00 PM

    Congratulations Lainey. A very deserving placement. This is beautifully written! 7 ; )
  1. Date: 12/2/2016 11:43:00 PM

    Elaine, congratulations on your win. All the best, Sonia.
  1. Date: 12/1/2016 5:43:00 PM

    I say, appears to be a true freak of nature. Tsk, tsk. Nice write lainey
  1. Date: 12/1/2016 2:49:00 PM

    Well-done, Elaine congrats xxx
  1. Date: 12/1/2016 8:21:00 AM

    Hi Elaine, Congratulations on your win in the"Creep" contest. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
  1. Date: 11/30/2016 12:01:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/30/2016 9:24:00 AM

    You always amaze me, Elaine! I love the metaphoric twist you gave this contest !!! Well done !!
  1. Date: 11/30/2016 8:54:00 AM

    Wow! Really cool Elaine. Very beautifully written. Congratulations on your 1st place win.
  1. Date: 11/30/2016 5:36:00 AM

    Elaine, only a true poet with great imagination would think of such a theme to respond to the creep song.. I loved your interpretation.. A rose is beautiful, but it also has thorns, an analogy used a lot, but your poem was fresh and deep! Congratulations on your first place in the creep contest.
  1. Date: 11/27/2016 7:43:00 AM

    Beautiful imagery Elaine. Very deep indeed. Excellent write :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2016 5:09:00 AM

    Love your emphathy, Elaine! Good luck!
  1. Date: 11/21/2016 1:54:00 PM

    Yes! I wrote it for the contest CREEP. Thanks for stopping by Richard. Elaine
  1. Date: 11/19/2016 10:54:00 AM

    This brought to mind the song of the same name. Well expressed.
  1. Date: 11/19/2016 5:25:00 AM

    Beautifully penned Elaine...I especially liked the third stanza...
  1. Date: 11/18/2016 5:08:00 PM

    Nice twist at the end elaine. Soup mail
  1. Date: 11/16/2016 12:42:00 AM

    I like it, Lainey! Beautiful write! ...Fran
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 2:07:00 PM

    I came back to this poem and read it more than once. Quite a punch, very descriptive. Beverly
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 12:18:00 PM

    Great poem well-done x
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 11:19:00 AM

    Really good write Elaine...very emotional
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 11:15:00 AM

    Elaine, when this contest ends, I would end this beautiful poem just before A Creep. I know you needed to include that part for the contest but it takes away from the lovely serene connection between you and the rose. Just my observation. Outstanding! 7 ; )
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 10:58:00 AM

    Everyone sees things differently and that goes for people as well as flowers. It doesn't mean what they see is the absolute truth because they don't always view things with absolute truth, often it is based off of a preconceived idea that is anything but true. Loved you poem Lainey, this was very well written. The message is clear and hits hard. Good luck in the contest.
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 9:52:00 AM

    A mirror...You are so beautiful, today! I am ready to say no moment stay...