By Any Other Name

Written by: Donna Golden

Tender petals' velvet robes
  Scent's intoxicating lure
    Vibrant hues which please the eye
      And evoke romantic mood
        Soft to touch, the ending bloom
          Sharp is the ironic thorn
             Which protects the flow inside
               That feeds the beauty of the 

            Inspired by Brian Strand's BLOOM contest