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Thorn of the Rose
Beware thy fragile gentle sweet rose When a dragon holds you to his nose With those nostrils that ignite and flare Or thou will no longer bloom so fair. Burned to nothing but a brittle crisp Dragon will then place you to his lips He’ll gobble you up in one swallow For you there will be no tomorrow. Weep not my elegant fragrant rose Some advice for monsters to oppose There's a way to chase danger away So you'll live to bloom another day. Though with grace and beauty you were made Show your thorns and do not be afraid The terrorist must then set you free As the wounds would sting him profusely. Once again your tender heart will sing Songs of love and magnificent things I have a message for would be foes Dragons beware the thorn of the rose.
23rd February 2021

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 3/1/2021 10:16:00 AM
Such gracious words. A beautiful piece, Belle. Cheers!
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Date: 2/27/2021 7:45:00 AM
Wow Belle, this poem truly deserved to be chosen as POTD, congratulations my friend - I love your last two lines so very much - kudos on a breathtaking write! Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/27/2021 8:05:00 AM
Ahh, thank you Jennifer, my heart glows like a rose with those kind words. Bless you, hugs ~ Belle
Date: 2/26/2021 7:57:00 AM
Heya Belle, congratulations on your potd such a fantastically well written poem, flows beautiful over all those thorns without getting snagged once, cheers David
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Date: 2/27/2021 8:01:00 AM
Hiya David, so nice of you. Thanks very much... Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 10:54:00 PM
What hidden strength you write about! Excellent one Belle!
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
Thank you so much Jennifer, truly appreciated ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 9:36:00 PM
Wonderful, well-written poem with a great message. "Dragons beware..." Thanks for sharing this piece. Congrats on POTD
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/26/2021 3:51:00 AM
Thank you, Tom!
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/26/2021 2:59:00 AM
Thank you very much indeed L Milton, most grateful ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 6:18:00 PM
A poem with a message dear Belle. Nature and creation is such a magnificence. For every little living thing created, God has given something strong to protect it from enemies, for rose, it is thorns. For human beings, one can never judge anyone by their fraility.., their strong will power are like their thorns to protect them. To my faves. Hugs ~ Ani
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/26/2021 1:03:00 AM
Hi, Anitha, yes it is amazing how God gave all folk and creatures, even roses, self preservation. Thank you for your encouraging review. Hugs ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 3:48:00 PM
many congrats on POTD Belle!!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/25/2021 4:08:00 PM
Thank you Jan, most appreciated it’s been a wonderful day :-) hugs Belle xx
Date: 2/25/2021 3:29:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem very much Belle, congratulations on POTD. John
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/25/2021 3:45:00 PM
Thank you very much John, I’ve been overawed by the responses to this poem and for it to have been poem of the day has been triumphal ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 2:12:00 PM
"Beware the thorn of the rose, some advice for monsters to oppose" I completely agree. Watch out for dragons and for those getting waaayyy tooooo close. Such a thought provoking write. Congratulations Belle, on Poem of the Day. I am adding this to my favorites. :) Brandy
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Date: 2/25/2021 2:27:00 PM
Ah, thank you Brandy, I’m thrilled with the response to this poem it’s surprising and unexpected, I’ve had the most fantastic day and that’s down to all of you wonderful poets on the Soup... Belle :-)
Date: 2/25/2021 12:40:00 PM
Our world has grown too hard for people of frailty. (Love the way you use the rose as a metaphor.) I found this engaging poem to be quite captivating! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 2/25/2021 1:25:00 PM
Thank you so very much Carolyn, to receive such wonderful reviews is most delightful and encouraging. My best wishes to you too ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 11:26:00 AM
A worthy winner of POTD Belle, dragons don't often feature in the same poem as a rose - but this one needs to be minding his P's and Q's with this especially prickly rose. Regards Bill :-)
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Date: 2/25/2021 1:19:00 PM
Thank you Bill, It’s been a magical day, so many kind words of encouragement from such amazing talented poets like yourself, I’m touched and appreciate every encouraging word. Warm wishes ~ Belle :-)
Date: 2/25/2021 10:51:00 AM
Tender and very poignant, Belle. Love the juxtaposition of the dragon and the rose. Well done. Congratulations on our POTD.
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Date: 2/25/2021 1:06:00 PM
Thank you Sam vey much indeed, the response To this poem has been overwhelming, unexpected and truly appreciated... Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 9:46:00 AM
Belle, congratulations on receiving POEM OF THE DAY with your pretty poem _Constance
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Date: 2/25/2021 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Constance, truly grateful... Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 9:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. A creative write. I thought you were going to need a bottle of BBQ sauce. Now we know why there are thorns on a rose. Have a blessed day............................
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Date: 2/25/2021 9:28:00 AM
Ha, Paula you made me laugh with the BBQ... Thank you for the congratulations. Have a beautiful blessed day too ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 9:19:00 AM
Newbie to the site. I am registered but having trouble posting my first poem. Would someone be kind enough to offer a step by step? email or preferable by phone? I am logged in but do not understand why my contact info is not displayed. I really am a Newbie I guess!
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Date: 2/25/2021 9:26:00 AM
I suggest you go to Submit Poems, shown at top of home page, then follow the instructions. It’s like anything else, easy when you know how. Hope this helps. Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 8:49:00 AM
Wow, Belle! Maybe now your 'Game of Thorns' will become the 'new thing!'... Congrats on POTD. Best always, Gershon
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/25/2021 8:58:00 AM
Hi Gershon, if ‘Game of Thorns’ became the ‘new thing’ wouldn’t that be a ‘positive something’ - Thank you for the congrats ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 7:35:00 AM
Lovely write. God bless you and Congrats on POTD. Love to you, Gina
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Date: 2/25/2021 8:17:00 AM
Thank you Gina very much. Love sent right back to you ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 6:26:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD. Well done :)
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Date: 2/27/2021 5:30:00 PM
Thank you Heidi, very much... Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 6:10:00 AM
Fabulous poem, Belle, and congrats on potd!
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Date: 2/25/2021 6:14:00 AM
Thank you kindly Akkina, what a day this has turned out to be, unbelievably wonderful ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 6:00:00 AM
This is amazing. I love it! I'll bet that dragon will think twice before burning that poor rose with it's fire breathing nose when it gets pricked by those thorns! You are truly a gifted poet my friend. Have a great day!
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Date: 2/25/2021 6:10:00 AM
Wow! Justin you have truly gifted my day with those wonderful uplifting words. Thank you very much and have a great day yourself ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 5:35:00 AM
Lovely rose poem, deserves POTD. Congratulations.
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Date: 2/25/2021 5:38:00 AM
Thank you for that Victor, very grateful ~~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 4:48:00 AM
Congrats Belle on poem of the day. Much depth to this metaphoric write.
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/25/2021 4:55:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay, much appreciated ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 4:30:00 AM
So what's the dragon here??
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/25/2021 5:02:00 AM
That’s for the reader to decide.
Date: 2/25/2021 4:28:00 AM
Glad this one got a Potd. Congratulations on your well deserved honour. Have a wonderful day ahead friend. Take care, Rama
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Date: 2/25/2021 4:44:00 AM
Thank you so much Rama, have a good day too. Blessings ~ Belle
Date: 2/25/2021 4:20:00 AM
A warning we'd better all take to heart. Congratulations on your potd, Belle.
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Belle Bellevue
Date: 2/25/2021 4:41:00 AM
Many thanks Jenna congratulations appreciated ~ Belle
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