Roses and Thorns

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by ThornThatNeverHeals, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. ThornThatNeverHeals

    ThornThatNeverHeals Well-Known Member

    Hey, been wanting to write this for a long time, but have never been able to get the words out. I knew i was close when i was able to realise that im a thorn, fighting the rose everyone wants me to be, and i think ive finally gotten it out.... i hope it can give me some relief from the internal pressures that are about to explode in me.

    Roses and Thorns

    A luscious red rose
    Beauty in full bloom
    Tantalizing everything near

    Lovely in looks
    Fragrant in smell,
    Something to hold dear

    The most loved element
    Of the entire bush
    For nothing is as stunning

    There are many parts
    Supporting the beauty
    Yet it isn’t the most cunning.

    The leaves help support
    All the beauty within
    They are the plant’s inner soul

    The roots are most ugly
    But are ever so strong,
    Helping the bush keep hold.

    The very worst part
    Must be the thorn
    For it is so very mean

    Cutting you open
    Stealing your blood
    Without ever really being seen

    A thorn is the ugly
    For it is meant to protect
    Yet the rose can still be stolen

    A rose can live without it
    The only element not needed
    But would the bush really be full then?

    im still not sure if its quite right. if there is a bumpy part you dont like, mention it please. i want to get this one right.
  2. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    Thank you for sharing, I think it conveys what you wish it to.

    I hope it's okay to share the following lyrics...

    Win or lose its just the same
    Tears of joy tears of pain
    They're hand in hand they come as one
    You'll never see the moon without the promise of the sun
    For all the bruises for all the blows
    I'd rather feel the thorn than to never see the rose

    (The thorn upon the rose - Mary Black)
  3. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    It is a beautiful poem thorn.
  4. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Thorny, that is poignant...and Mo,I am always haunted when you share her work
  5. ThornThatNeverHeals

    ThornThatNeverHeals Well-Known Member

    im sorry sadeyes :(
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