Thorny Roses, a haiku

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It is short enough to speak for itself.

Thorny Roses (A Haiku)

Thorny roses grip
a passing face until it
rips into a tear.

Submitted: June 29, 2021

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Mike S.

Excellent 'blood-rose' haiku, Bert

Tue, June 29th, 2021 6:29pm


Thanks for your feedback, Mike.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 2:01am


Nice one, I love a good haiku.

Tue, June 29th, 2021 7:24pm


I am glad you liked it. Thanks for your feedback.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 2:02am

moa rider

Yep! There's a vine here with hooked thorns that we call bush-lawyer. A mate of mine was caught by the ear by it, just as he was about to cross and mountain shingle scree. He defied gravity for a time. Usianguke.

Tue, June 29th, 2021 9:11pm


It sounds like the experience to avoid, very painful. Thanks for your comment.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 2:03am

D. Thurmond / JEF

Nice twist, Bert.

Tue, June 29th, 2021 9:36pm


Thanks Jef.I appreciate your feedback.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 2:04am

tom mcmullen

Great play on " tear " Bert!

Tue, June 29th, 2021 11:42pm


Thanks Tom. Sometimes, a subject just begs for a bit of playfulness like that.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 2:06am

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