Life As A Rose

Written by: Donna Jones

Where eyes can't see beyond the colors
Past pleasures of heart and mind
Not taking time to find what spirit
Lives inside, we too often find
Only velvet petals among the thorns
Smell sweet perfume where stinging things hide
How so it goes from day to day
Life as a rose
Finding strength to grow wild
Yet if protected in glass they will not last
Life unhappy
Simple, life can be like the wild rose
Free to find time to explore
Feeding on things that allow us to grow
Avoiding those that steal our joy
Those thorns among velvet petals
Stingers among perfume
Choose which to see
Which to leave be
Life happy

┬ęDonna Jones