Like Stem and Rose

The bright red rose

Bloomed and arose

Filled with a child’s innocence

At the very start of its florescence


A rarest of beauty

purest of an entity

waves in the twilight wind

Humming a melancholic sound


No not I, the red rose

Meh, Not even close


I bear it

Tear it

Draw blood

You will dread


I’m sorry, Too fast

I’ll start where I left last


Let me be clear

So you don’t come near

I’m the rough stem

Which holds the rose firm


I stand bearing the mighty thorns

Which are nothing short of the devil’s horns

I prick, poke, nick

Will suck the blood so quick


Once again


Bear

Tear

Blood

Dread


You get the idea!

Now do I get a hell yeah?

                                    ~

For dVerse open link night.

                                   ~

Original photo by Chuttersnap.

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29 thoughts on “Like Stem and Rose

  1. This made me think of Milton’s Lucifer. The beautiful rose with the wicked thorns. A fallen angel, ravaged beauty and all that. It worked very well. I especially liked the image of waves in the twilit wind humming a melancholy sound.

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  2. So sorry, unexpected visitors last night have made me rather late in responding to your piece. Love the playfulness in this – great job…

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  3. I like the change from the calm, peacefulness of the rose to the more prickly thorn. I agree, it does have a nice rhythm. Good write! Oh, and now I have the song “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” stuck in my head.

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  4. I enjoyed the musical sound of “prick, poke, nick, suck the blood so quick” I could hear this being spoken aloud and I liked how the rhythm went from calm to urgent as the subject changed from the bloom to the thorns.

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    1. Such a high praise! Thank you so much!! I am glad that you could hear it, I loved writing that line. Writing this poem reassured me why I write poem, because I enjoy it and I’m happy to be among those who appreciate it. Thank you again!

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