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The Sounds Of A Rose


The Red Rose speaks softly
	with velvety smoothness, it beckons me
	come, hear my song of gladness
	as I sing a lullaby

The Yellow Rose has a sound of authority
	beware the thorns of life as you are
	pricked by unforeseen events
	tread carefully lest you stumble and fall

The Pink Rose is the rose of love shared
	it sighs gently like a lover caressed
	it glistens with dewdrops like tears of bliss
	and seeks to be lovingly cared for

The Purple Rose is a rose easily bruised
	its delicate nature makes it vulnerable
	the aroma it creates is sensuous, yet innocent
	treat it with care lest you crush its tender petals
	love it with a certain purity and it will be yours forever

The White Rose is the symbol of purity
	the voice is that of compassion
	as it pleads with all who see it
	be ye kind one to another

The Black Rose speaks in tones of finality
	as it coaxes one on their death bed
	come to me on your journey to eternity
	where will you spend eternity is his question

Embrace the sounds of the rose
	when each comes your way
	let them engulf you in the special manner
	yes, embrace the sounds of the rose

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 2/5/2019 8:31:00 PM
This is a beautiful poem Curtis! An instant FAVE for me. Wondrous. A gem! ~ gw
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 2/5/2019 8:56:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon! After reading your excellent poem What's In A Name, I thought may like mine. Instant FAVE. --- WOW! What an honor!
Date: 12/26/2018 2:18:00 PM
Excellent poem, Curtis!;-) A fav for me!
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 12/27/2018 4:59:00 AM
Thank you, Edward. Coming from a distinguished poet like you, it is certainly appreciated. Additionally, for it to be seen as a fav is even more humbling. I hope you had an outstanding Christmas holiday and that 2019 will prove to be the greatest year ever .... for all of us!
Date: 12/5/2018 5:36:00 PM
It's a pleasant thought to imagine them all talking to us . We could say they have fragrant voices! Very nice, my friend.
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 12/6/2018 3:26:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for that sweet response. Yes, it could be said that they have fragrant voices. A very nice analogy!
Date: 12/5/2018 8:33:00 AM
What a lovely theme for a poem Curtis, a beautiful interpretation of nature!!
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 12/5/2018 10:41:00 AM
Thank you, Mike! That is quite a compliment and I appreciate your response. I actually wrote it in 2012, but it is still around and commented on.
Date: 12/5/2018 7:43:00 AM
^WW^ your kindness to this old 'jigger' is overwhelming. I appreciate your support because it lifts my spirits and makes me want to do an Irish jig or twist the night away. Back at you on the Happy Holidays my friend. I am pleased that Soup has allowed me to gather a group of people that I can call friend. The list is growing, but you have been on it since its inception. I admire your poetic nature and have learned much from you. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
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Date: 12/5/2018 6:40:00 AM
Such gentle words are spoken by a rugged country jigger lol...a true poet you are my poetic brother...happy jigging & light Curtis...and Happy Holidays my good old buddy...^WW^
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Date: 12/4/2018 2:32:00 PM
roses of all varieties are so beautiful but I much prefer carnations lol, love your interpretation of the purple rose very sensual indeed:-) hugs jan xx
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 12/4/2018 2:42:00 PM
That's what I like about you Angel --- you say it right up front. I like carnations too, but have always been partial to roses. And, yes, I had hoped someone would see how sensual that description of the purple rose is. I'm so very glad it was you. That makes it all the better!
Date: 12/4/2018 2:31:00 PM
Curtis, this is absolutely beautiful, I love all those colors of roses and this poem has to go in my FAVS, well done ~
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 12/4/2018 2:39:00 PM
Dear Heart, I just received a comment on another poem from a Soup member and she put it in her FAVS. WOW, 2 in a row! Thank you so much for that. It really makes me feel good. But, of course, you always are positive and encouraging and make me feel good. I appreciate your friendship.