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The Rose within your Being

By: steven cooke

Page 1, A poem about the trials of love


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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