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Beautiful Rose Premiere Contest Winner

Once, I grew in a garden, but, now I am part of a death bouquet; on top of a coffin in a funeral home, I suppose it is an honor but I feel doomed. People passing say we are beautiful roses, (not for long I am thinking); then, a fragile, gentle hand touches me, and pulls me away from the others. A girl strokes my petals, and holds me to her cheek; I feel her tears falling on me like rain, all day she holds me tightly in her hand; often kissing my petals. That night, she places me in a glass vase, and I hear her weeping in her sleep; in the morning I am a little droopy, just a little weak. I cannot hold my head up, but she calls me beautiful still; each day I am fading, withering- dying, and I know my end is near. Soon my petals fall, fall, fall and the girl picks them up- each one; putting them in a pretty bowl, and that is how it went- 'till; more of me became petals, until there was no flower left. Yet, the girl still touches my fading petals, and calls me beautiful though I am decay I want to tell her that beautiful is not my name, I whisper to her- my name is love . . . _____________________ July 7, 2020 Poetry/Personification/Beautiful Rose Copyright Protected, ID 20-1266-602-03 All Rights Reserved, 2020, Constance La France Written for the PREMIER contest, The Flower, The Thorn or Both sponsor, Chantelle Anne Cooke First Place

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Date: 8/22/2020 2:13:00 PM
Wow, magnificent. I hope to be reading more of your poetry. The poem was developed so well, right to the end!
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Constance La France
Date: 8/26/2020 9:45:00 AM
Carol, thanks for the compliment and for visiting my poetry _Constance
Date: 8/13/2020 8:03:00 PM
It's beauty is extraordinary. Congo for your well deserved win.
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Date: 8/17/2020 6:18:00 PM
Asmi, thanks for the compliment and the congrats _Constance
Date: 7/23/2020 4:29:00 AM
I love this heartwarming tale of love wrapped in eternal beauty of care. Congratulations on the well-deserved trophy for this soothing verse Constance. Blessings and love :)
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Date: 7/30/2020 2:47:00 PM
Aditi, thanks for the comment and the congratulations, I love this poem of mine, lol _Constance
Date: 7/13/2020 12:45:00 PM
This is very touching and beautiful Constance. It is very worthy of your wonderful Trophy win! Congratulations my friend. Blessings xxoo the captcha says CRY
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Date: 7/16/2020 3:54:00 AM
Connie, thanks for the compliment and the congratulations_Constance
Date: 7/13/2020 6:59:00 AM
Congrats to you, dear lady and I was so sure this would be a top winner - so happy it was. Love and prayers and YES... please do submit your poetry for a book and I promise to buy a copy :)
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Date: 7/16/2020 3:55:00 AM
Gina, thanks for the congrats and the faith in me, all I need now is the courage _Constance
Date: 7/13/2020 3:06:00 AM
Splendid personification of a rose, Constance, congratulations on your top win:)
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Date: 7/16/2020 3:55:00 AM
Jo, thanks for the congratulations, it was fun being the rose even though a sad rose _Constance
Date: 7/12/2020 7:30:00 PM
Touchingly expressed, Constance, strung beautifully to its conclusion, my compliments on your deserving TOP win, blessings indeed -- Aloha from Hawaii~@William
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Date: 7/12/2020 8:48:00 PM
William, thanks so much for the compliment on my poem, appreciate _Constance
Date: 7/12/2020 2:16:00 PM
I totally loved how you pulled it through the sad to the love. Great poem. congrats on the top win.
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Date: 7/12/2020 8:49:00 PM
Jeanne, thanks for the comment and the congrats _Constance
Date: 7/12/2020 1:35:00 PM
BIG CONGRATS to win TOP. Hugs
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Date: 7/12/2020 8:49:00 PM
Anisha, thanks so much for the congrats _Constance
Date: 7/12/2020 10:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a "Beautiful" write. You are so right, that must be what the rose must say. Enjoy your win and day.............
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:30:00 AM
Paula, thanks for the congratulations and the compliment, appreciate _Constance
Date: 7/12/2020 6:56:00 AM
Beautiful penning Constance, so beautiful. I felt that. Congratulations on your trophy win, so well deserved. xomo
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:31:00 AM
Pigeon, thanks for the compliment and the congratulations _Constance
Date: 7/12/2020 3:56:00 AM
Congrats!! dear friend...Awesome poetry...love & hugs...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:31:00 AM
WW, thanks for the congrats, the compliment and the love and hugs _Constance
Date: 7/11/2020 11:40:00 PM
Constance, this is beyond tender and expresses the self giving of love. It reminds me of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree. Congratulations on this amazing poem. DeeplyTouching. Blessings my frined.
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:33:00 AM
Sam, thank you for the lovely comment and the compliment, this is true in a sense as I took a red rose from the top of my mom's coffin and have kept it all this time, although it is just dried, withered dark petals now_Constance
Date: 7/11/2020 6:19:00 PM
Congrats on your first place!;)
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:34:00 AM
Brenda, thanks so much for the congrats !! _Constance
Date: 7/7/2020 9:10:00 PM
This is a absolute miracle in the making, my friend. Your words touched my heart and soul with their beauty and images... such a amazingly awesome write!! A sure fave that I'll come back to again and again. I simply love this! You should have this published in a poetry book!!
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Date: 7/10/2020 12:29:00 PM
Gina, thank you for the compliment on my poem and for the lovely comment and the FAV, maybe a poetry book is the next step for me _Constance
Date: 7/7/2020 12:17:00 PM
A beautiful personification for this contest, Constance. I love every line. Good luck...blessings, Rhonda xx
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Date: 7/10/2020 12:30:00 PM
Rhonda, thank you for the beautiful and love _Constance