Accidental Poet

Rose of Sharon

As roses go

Beauty many can claim

But none so beautiful

As one that bears her name

 

For her smile

Can embarrass the sunrise

Make the stars jealous

Envious of her eyes

 

Her voice soft and true

Of comforting warm heart

Her mid-western drawl

 Hooks you from the start

 

My own heart she stole

More than fifty years ago

Though just a boy

At fourteen I told her so

 

A rose of beauty certain to

Hold your concentration

Appropriately named

Rose of Sharon

 

Copyright © Accidental Poet 2019

Comments3

  • Goldfinch60

    That Rose has been always with you and may you go on to eternity.

    Andy

    • Accidental Poet

      Sharon has made her home in the core of my heart over 52 years ago. I don't think she plans on leaving, but that's ok with me. Thanks for reading and your comment Andy.

    • orchidee

      A lovely write AP. Is she Sharon, or 'Share-on'?!

      • Accidental Poet

        Sharon. That's the way it is on the walls of my heart Orchi. Thanks for the read and your comment.

      • Kevin Michael Bloor

        lovely, heartfelt poem for your first love. I hope she appreciates it! I pen similar lines for Lorraine, my first love. She smiles and says I'm crazy. My fave lines: "For her smile
        Can embarrass the sunrise
        Make the stars jealous
        Envious of her eyes" Lovely lines dude.

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks Kevin, Hopefully you have Lorraine with you today. I haven't seen Sharon for 49 years, but the impact she had on me is as deep as can be. Thanks for the read and your comments. Much appreciated.



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