A Rose with Thorns


To pick her is to pain, Yet

magnificent in her simplicity,

Her light blinds my eyes, When

A thorn stabs my finger tip,

Unaware my frame betrayed me

When a blood tear falls on her,

A moment transient, Frozen in time,

A blank canvas alight with color,

As she battles for justice, A place to be,

A right to choose, Too unwilling to part

For, what is A Rose without her Thorns?

There she blooms, In all her glory, Tenacious, 

A White-Red rose; A Rose with Thorns

Too flawed to be flawless, Too soiled to be dainty,

Amidst a thousand tender blooms,

Why... She outdo them all!

  • Author: Aradhya (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 28th, 2022 02:46
  • Category: Reflection
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  • crypticbard

    An excellent poem to read. Just amazed how several rose 🌹 related poems are being posted at the site today. Thanks for sharing.

    • Aradhya

      indeed there were a few 😀 thank you for your kind words!

    • JudyStella

      For, what is A Rose without her Thorns?
      Love this verse! A very reflective poem. Stems from the theme of perfect imperfections 🌹

      • Aradhya

        yes judy many things are so perfect just because they are imperfect! thank you for your kind comment much appreciated! 😀

      • Bella Shepard

        Sometimes beauty cautions us to beware. Admire me, but I am my own. A tale beautifully told in lovely verse.

        • Aradhya

          thank you Bella for your kind words!

        • MendedFences27

          A rose and her thorns, A great quandary of Nature. Excellently presented, highlighting the contrast of beauty and pain. Some would say the "Love" theme in Nature's own words. Some fresh phrases in your poem: "a blood tear." "a moment transient," "too unwilling to part.' I loved how you breathed life into the rose, making her a living being. Well done. - Phil A.

          • Aradhya

            thank you phil for you kind comment. much appreciated!

          • Jonas Robinson

            Sounds like you're a popular girl. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

            • Aradhya

              you are too kind Jonas, but thank you! 😀

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