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The Rose


Blog Posted:4/19/2013 11:50:00 AM
Wanted to follow up Becca's blog with this that pertains. I think to both lovers and friends and all in between--Written by Amanda McBroom

                                                                 "The Rose"

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose.
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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Very nicely worded about love how different persons think and smell different fragrances of love. Thanks,bl

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 3:54:00 AM
    one of my favorite songs ever and so beautifully written...so touching...thank you Craig for the lovely blog..

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Beautiful lyrics and lvoely song. Joyce

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:24:00 PM
    !!!

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 11:20:00 AM
    This is such a beautiful song and it's been a fave of mine for years. Thanks for printing out the lyrics for me. Hugs, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Love that song! What awesome poetry. Thanks for sharing Craig. Hugs Deb

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:50:00 AM
    The Rose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxSTzSEiZ2c

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 10:10:00 PM
    Wow! Exceptional! I love it, particularly the middle stanza! Thanks for sharing, Craig.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:37:00 PM
    I like the figurative language that is used in this piece. " love is a flower and you its only a seed". Very nice...

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:06:00 PM
    I never liked Meatloaf but I think he did? a heck of a job with this song.

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 4/20/2013 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yep Bette Midler Craig xx
    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 4/19/2013 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't think Meatloaf ever sang this sooo--but Bette Midler did.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 5:19:00 PM
    'frank says she wrote this in a matter of minutes. It's so wonderful when a good poem comes so effortlessly to the writer!!

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    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 4/19/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, Isn't it true though that so many of our really good poems flow easily.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Craig..these verses gave me goosebumps..so beautiful. I wonder how besutiful the world would be if all the people from different races..religion..colour ..orientation where one big friendship tree.Imagine how msny petals the rose would bloom?petals without thorns.

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    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 4/19/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charmaine, I wish too, but it seems to be getting worse instead of better which is very sad but then I guess every generation could say that.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 3:01:00 PM
    To reply to Frank below---so true and some of the most poignant writes come so quickly and flow from the heart without effort almost like their or our hand was guided somehow----perhaps not--I don't know---but I've found that the more I labor over a write, it shows through somehow---Hemingway once said it's best to walk away and revisit later than to force a finish.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Wonderful lines and unforgettable melody. Thanks for leaving us a rose today Just too beautiful.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Some of the best words ever written, seem to flow in a moment, without control.....a flood of emotion that strikes a chord in every heart. This is one of those moments.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:32:00 PM
    This is so beautiful! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend Craig! Have a great weekend! love and hugs, Leonora

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:30:00 PM
    I love the second stanza best, especially: "And the soul afraid of dyin' That never learns to live." Thank you for posting, Craig. Love, Su

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