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The Rose within your Being

Poetry By: steven cooke

Tags: Love

A poem about the trials of love

Submitted:Dec 1, 2012    Reads: 14    Comments: 3    Likes: 1   

This immortal rose that lovers seek

will be glimpsed by all in youthful peak

for her presence will be on every corner.

And those who confuse that heady perfume

with a lust for love,

will only find winter in an unknown heart

for beauty was always a fragile thing.

We who have seen this gift from above

will always get burned by its light.

The poet and the painter

have perfumed our existence

with loves testimony to this.

The pain and tears fall on empty shield

for love will break your heart

but when we reach out to hold the rose

picked from these fields of hope,

a moment in life unfurls,

love will kiss your soul

and the world belongs to you.

Fleeting are the petals of time

the rose is a symbol to love.

For others it is the pain of life,

to find and lose this immortal gift

leaves a desert where life cannot breathe.

The laughter replaced by silence

the smile that is kept in darkness,

the kiss exiled to the memory.

Love is lost in the deepest pit

of your despair,

the thorns will bleed your soul red

but she can never die.

Love will always leave a spark

that will lead you to redemption

and only death can take this from you.

The rose was never yours to pick

but its creation yours to admire

for your being was made for this.

And as our mortal bodies die

the spirit will seek the rose once more

for in death its petals fall too

blessing the ground of your resting place.

The rose was always yours

and its beauty a source of life

the chains of doubt will always

break in its presence.

The rose is pure

as is your faith in mankind.

It can show you a deeper meaning

for you are the petals of life

she is the perfume of your existence

and it is you that made her life complete.


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