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The Beauty Of The Rose

The roses lie upon the ground
Their petals shriveled and dead
Where once they bloomed so tall and proud
They’re now decayed instead
Once they gave such pleasure
Their scent wafting in the air
Unparalleled they stood
In beauty beyond compare
Their haunting scent is gone now
The petals have faded away
Dropping softly to the ground
Unnoticed at the end of day

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And that is really true
But too often the eye is unseeing
And vanity clouds our view
The flower that gave such beauty
That we loved to gaze upon
Is still to be revered
Although now faded and gone
Just as the face of a beautiful woman
Who’s weathered the ravages of time
Is remembered still for the pleasure she gave
When she was in her prime.

Copyright©2007 Beatrice Boyle
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Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 8/23/2011 2:28:00 PM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Beatrice. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/21/2011 11:57:00 PM
Congrats Beatrice on your featured poem this week on PS.. wonderful to share luv..
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Date: 6/20/2011 5:35:00 PM
A lovely write, I enjoyed the read. Welcome to Poetry Soup, I hope you enjoy your stay. Hope to see more of your creations. Caryl
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Date: 6/20/2011 2:09:00 PM
Welcome to Poetry Soup..so enjoyed reading your amazing creative poetry..interesting lovely theme of the rose... enjoy the site as u continue to share words with luv..
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Date: 6/20/2011 1:25:00 PM
Love your sentiments Bea. But unfortunately nowadays beauty is only in the eye of the beholder (literally). Excellent write as usual.......Ivor
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