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Blackberry Bush

Blackberries start as white dots in a sea of thorns The flower will fade, and a green berry will join Protected, it will grow and be pink Safe from even a massacring mink Larger, it will swell until it is red No enemy can lay down their head Darker and darker until it is black The berries are ready for an attack Sour, but delectable The thorns are detectable But what about the thornless blackberry bush? Poor girl, she starts off white Like the others that night She grows into a misshapen berry Unlike the others (who are), lucky? Very. She stays as the others grow Poor berry, behind she tows The rest are protected by thorns of steel But this poor one just needs a deal From green to pink to red to black The other blackberry is held far back If only she could get some thorns To protect her from the world's horns The neglected female, without protection Her parents have given her no love and affection The other ones shall grow strong Their parents are never gone -September of 2020

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Date: 9/15/2020 10:37:00 PM
From green to pink to red to black/ The other blackberry is held far back/ If only she could get some thorns/ To protect her from the world's thorns/// allegorically wise writings
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A. Ryeter
Date: 9/30/2020 7:46:00 AM
Thank you, Mr. Bangalee. I have made a mistake in the poem with writing thorns twice. It is supposed to be 'the world's horns', but still, thank you very much.