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A Rose In The Heather.

So still and beautiful lays the rose in the heather,
Lifeless and dying, given to bring you happiness,
So fragile is this rose laying in heather,
Slowly withering and drying, crumbling to a powder,
I look at you and see this rose ever fading,
Once growing, living, accenting its surroundings,
But now gone, plucked from the bush by one mans lust,
I could never compare you to this rose laying in the heather,
For your beauty surpasses its own,

So still and beautiful lays this rose in the heather,
Now dried cracking and dead, stored in a book to bring memories,
So weak and faded is this rose in yellowing heather,
Slowly falling apart as you touch the fragile petals,
I look at you and remember the flower when it faded,
That germinated and grew where I had sown its seed,
Now gone, plucked from the ground by one mans hope,
I would never compare you to this old heather and roses,
For its life was surpassed by yours,

Now I tell you I love you with cellophaned roses in heather,
Draining lifeless this dying confession of my dreaming,
This rose is more fragile then the first had I gave you,
But I could’t approach, my courage eroding at your sight,
I look at you now and see the love I sought inward,
Once alive and growing but only within lost confines of myself,
But never quite gone I hold this consuming fire close inside,
I could never combine your world with mine,
You always looked passed never noticing me,

Now I open my book that holds the first rose, wishing I gave it for the sake of 
chance,
Instead I hold a created memory that never came passing, 
That never could I fear,
I hold tight to the lie that through wonted silence I painted,     
But that chance for your love died with the first rose wrapped in heather.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006




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Date: 7/8/2011 10:43:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Charles. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/29/2011 3:12:00 AM
It is so nice to see this beautiful poem again. Charlie. One of the best examples of Romanticism of our time. Miss you and hope life is treating you kindly. Elaine
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Date: 3/28/2011 6:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Charles. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/27/2011 7:49:00 PM
Nice to see this one featured again. How are you Charles? God bless. Vince
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Date: 3/27/2011 6:18:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Charles
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Date: 6/22/2010 10:19:00 AM
Still a favorite poem Charles. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/26/2009 8:14:00 PM
Congrats on a well deserved feature! Really enjoyed this.. Keep the ink dipped in its well! HUgs and Merry Christmas! Robin
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Date: 12/22/2009 9:11:00 PM
Nice use of imagery. The emotion comes through your words. Congratulation on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 12/22/2009 11:59:00 AM
Charles -many congrats on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 12/22/2009 3:14:00 AM
Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Best wishes and much success in your writing endeavors. A. W. Nutter www.freewebs.com/abcedit
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Date: 12/22/2009 3:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your remarkable poetry being featured this week Charlie. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/21/2009 11:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poem this week Charles, Merry Christmas to you >> James
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Date: 12/21/2009 11:21:00 AM
Hi Charles, Congrats on your poem being featured this week!! Very well deserved. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty
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Date: 12/21/2009 1:02:00 AM
Congrats on your feature write this week Charles.Rgds Brian
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Date: 12/20/2009 7:50:00 PM
Agonizing......I am in complete and utter awe. I've read this before. Best wishes, Sara
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Date: 12/20/2009 7:16:00 PM
Charles~A romantic story indeed Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :0)
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Date: 8/4/2009 11:20:00 AM
I am reading my favorite poems today and just wanted to let you know this is still a favorite to me Charlie. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/30/2009 6:47:00 AM
Hi Charlie, One of the most beautiful examples of ROMANTICISM ever written. A MASTERPIECE! So nice to see it featured again. lainie
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Date: 5/26/2009 9:52:00 AM
Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke
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Date: 5/26/2009 3:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Charlie. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/25/2009 2:19:00 PM
Congrats Charlie on the re-featuring of this winning poem. Vince
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Date: 5/25/2009 8:18:00 AM
Congrats on your feature poem this week Charles Rgds Brian
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Date: 5/25/2009 2:16:00 AM
OH such a beautiful and wonderful piece of art displayed in the soupland this week. Congratulations.
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Date: 5/24/2009 4:24:00 PM
Just wanted to drop by and add congratulations on having this poem featured again to my other two comments. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Keep up the good writing! Karen
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Date: 4/8/2009 9:38:00 AM
This is amazing. Such beauty. My God...I love this so so much. This is...well, words escape me. For I can't compair anything to this, for this surpasses it =) ... Stunning really. It makes me want to go back and read it over and over. Great job. You deserve this win, I'm glad that I found this poem x)!! Love, Jessica
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