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Red Roses Fade To Black

Red velvet petals, only I, seduce,
With hidden danger under the disguise,
My fingers feeling shyly, I reduce,
Thorns sharpen, ready, waiting the unwise.

Before me, bleeding poison, I assume,
This flower withered, shriveled the entire,
A dark extracted substance, the perfume,
No beauty, only sorrow, I admire.

Withdrawn I wept lamenting the depart,
A rosebud, crimson, youthful, I erased,
A lifeless flower, never I impart,
nor taken with affection, I embraced.







Written by Kelly Deschler  October 23rd, 2014





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  1. Date: 10/24/2014 6:42:00 AM

    This is beautifully written, in perfect meter and with emotional content. Very lovely poem, Kelly.
  1. Date: 10/23/2014 4:02:00 PM

    Love the story drawn from imagery and drenched in emotional weight. I commend your execution of this complex form.
  1. Date: 10/23/2014 2:39:00 PM

    golden beautifully penned kelly

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