Posted by: boromax | May 12, 2020

The Rose’s Sentinel

The sweetest of the Golden Girls

Could fling the sharpest barb

St. Olaf was inspiring

And Beauty coyly chased her Beast

To spare a dying rose

Each petal falling

Every Bachelor seems to have

A limitless supply

But in the end

More thorns than blooms

Have found their mark

It is the loveliness

That draws us to the rose

And recklessness

That greets our touch

And draws our blood

Life and love

Are good and sweet

Yet intimacy may bring

A stab of pain

 

This poem was written in response to Go Dog Go Cafe’s Tuesday Writing Prompt –

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge–May 12, 2020

 


Responses

  1. Well done!

    • Thank you, triple-P!

  2. the last half of this really works for me; it is brilliant but do we need ‘hurtful’? isn’t it superfluous?

    • You are right! ‘Hurtful’ is superfluous/redundant. Pain = hurtful. And simply ‘a stab of pain’ is more powerful. Making the edit.

  3. So good!! What a contrast, too!

    Resonates!!

    Thank you, Boromax!

    P and B!

    • Thank you, P&B!

  4. Love it. So true. Love is a many-sided wonder to obtain or be obtained by.

    On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 3:06 PM ~ Trivial Music Silliness ~ wrote:

    > boromax posted: “The sweetest of the Golden Girls Could fling the sharpest > barb St. Olaf was inspiring And Beauty coyly chased her Beast To spare a > dying rose Each petal falling Every Bachelor seems to have A limitless > supply But in the end More thorns than bloom” >

    • Yes, indeed. Thank you, GP!

  5. I really like this piece, Ed.

    • Thank you, Mitch!


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