Written by: Maryam Jameela Haniff


Red red rose 
a blossom of life
made the sky rain tears
in awe of its beauty

bright bright sun
hid behind clouds
in fear of harming
that innocent life

strong strong wind
blew softly across
that gem's pathway
making it bow in shame

rose, red red rose
quintessence of beauty
yet ever so lonely
began to whither

Red tears now 
fall to the ground...........