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Like A Folded Rose

Sometimes, I am like a folded red rose, in deep sadness I wrap my wings; and safe I linger as rose petals close. where all my grief in my heart clings. Though, a rose is quite divine- the scent blows, and thoughts of funerals it brings; the sweet smell speaks to me of death's repose, with each death my heart sadly sings. But, there are days when I can leave my throes, the petals opening to things; and I am able to dwell with shadows, finding birds still sing like harp strings. "I hold a velvet red rose to my nose, for life is like a thousand violins. " ____________________ November 15, 2021 Poetry/Rhyme/Like A Folded Rose Copyright Protected, ID 11-1406-655-15 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the Standard contest, Rose sponsor, Robert James Liguori, Judged 11/17/2021 First Place

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Date: 11/20/2021 10:49:00 AM
Beautiful write, Constance, sad yet hopeful. The last line really sold it. Congrats on gold.
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Constance La France
Date: 11/20/2021 11:52:00 AM
Phil, thank you for the compliment and congrats, appreciate ~peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/19/2021 9:20:00 AM
heartfelt verse, I like the line, 'birds still sing like harp string<"Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Constance La France
Date: 11/20/2021 11:53:00 AM
Eve, thanks for the compliment and the congratulations, hugs ~ love ad serenity _Constance
Date: 11/18/2021 8:33:00 PM
Roses adorn coffins, but they also find a place in a brides boquet and on a lover's hands. You have given a beautiful twist to the acclaim rose holds as a symbol of beauty and joy . Congratulations Constance....!
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Date: 11/19/2021 6:04:00 AM
Valsa, thank you for the visit and the great comment and for the compliment and congratulations ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 9:41:00 PM
Beautiful and soulful, Constance, congratulations:)
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Date: 11/18/2021 8:27:00 AM
Jo, thank you for the compliment and congratulations ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 4:13:00 PM
Congrats on your win!
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Date: 11/18/2021 8:27:00 AM
Karen, thanks for the congrats ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 2:29:00 PM
Congrats, Constance, for this creative piece; a well deserved placement. Blessings.
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Constance La France
Date: 11/18/2021 8:28:00 AM
Curtis, thank you for the congrats and the compliment, blessing ~ peace and security _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 12:52:00 PM
Lovely as a rose Constance, filled with such creative rhymes that seamlessly carry your lines and stanzas. Congratulations on your first place win! Fragrant blessings to you my friend!
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Date: 11/17/2021 1:14:00 PM
Sam, thank you for the compliment, comment and congratulations, blessing ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 12:17:00 PM
Roses at funerals can be distasteful but the scent can be heavenly and a bouquet is beautiful. Congratulations on your first place win, Constance! You depict the rose petals as wings you wrap around your grieving heart. Beautiful imagery.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/18/2021 4:27:00 AM
I brought some flowers home after mom’s funeral. The sunflowers were the most powerful…bright and joyful (from granddaughters). Even so, all flowers had to go. We need to find our joy again, little by little.
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:15:00 PM
Kim, thank you for the compliment and comment and the congratulations, I find when there are many roses like at a funeral it is overwhelming ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 10:38:00 AM
Congrats on the winning poem, Constance. A rose can be many things in many different situations. This poem brought back many memories to me. Thank you for sharing your gift of poetic expression. A poet friend, Bill
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:17:00 PM
Bill, thanks for the congrats, comment and compliment, poetic friends ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 9:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your lovely write/win. I feel your write. Love your ending. Have a blessed day with your win...............
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:18:00 PM
Paula, thanks for the congratulations and compliment and comment ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 7:34:00 AM
The message you have given at the end is so great with the other verses of the beautiful poem. Congratulations!
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:19:00 PM
Christuraj, thank you for the comment, compliment and congratulations, yes, life is like a thousand violins ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 6:58:00 AM
Beautiful ~ Moving ~ Heartfelt piece! Congratulations on your 1st place win! Blessings, Paulette
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:20:00 PM
Paulette, thanks for the compliment and congratulations, blessing ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/17/2021 3:51:00 AM
Hello Constance. Your poetry is as emotionally overwhelming as ever. I, too, connect the smell of roses with death, so I prefer other flowers~peonies, violets, lavender. They're all so beautiful.
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:21:00 PM
Lin, so nice to hear from you and for the compliment on my poem, I agree though roses are beautiful for emotional reasons I would pick other flowers for a bouquet ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/16/2021 4:03:00 PM
A beautiful composition. Soulful, I would rather say A feast to the soul. Serene and soothing. My best wishes. Hugs
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:22:00 PM
Silpika, thank you for the compliment and comment, hugs ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/16/2021 3:18:00 PM
This is really nice, Constance. I love the metaphors and also how you used rhyme, which I think you do not do so often with your emotional poetry. Awesome!
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Constance La France
Date: 11/17/2021 1:23:00 PM
Andrea, thanks for the compliment on my poem ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 11/16/2021 2:07:00 PM
A very thought provoking piece. Many can relate here. Well done!!
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Date: 11/16/2021 2:19:00 PM
Mark ,thanks for the visit, comment and compliment ~ peace and tranquility _Constance