Ugly roses

By TropicalSnowstorm

I watched you hold a rose yesterday and saw it grow
ugly and wither, shamed by its failure to compare.

The floor of my heart is covered with the leaves
that have fallen in their prime for no other reason
than the chance to brush against your face as you
walk through the realm you now inhabit freely.
Out of desert sands, Eden has been reborn full
of life and colour, all yours to name and use as you
please - most beloved of creation under heaven.

Even the threads of the sun, which one would be
foolish to say could be dimmed by anything else,
never look so lovely as when they fall on you and, like
through a crystal, are weaved into a tapestry of rainbow.
Bands of light twirl and spin, bringing into awareness
corners of reality the normal spectrum can not illuminate,
whispering of possibilities that escaped my imagination.

No matter our paths, or how the years shape us,
your realm is secure, where roses don't dare to grow.

-- 5/13/03

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Copyright 2003 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Monday, May 12, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Saturday, October 15, 2016, carlosjackal (2127)By person wrote:

    You bloody romantic barstard! Wonderful words on display here.

  • A former member wrote: This is simply gorgeous.

  • Rebel tiGer King On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Rebel tiGer King (276)By person wrote:

    genius a thousand times -symph-

  • diavolessa On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    this is one of my favorite works from this site, it's something about it that speak to me even after the first time i read it almost four years ago. how strange that dp can still hold a place in my heart after such long while.

  • A former member wrote: I find I keep coming back to this and a new imagery is created everytime

  • A former member wrote: I like this one.

  • Err0r On Thursday, November 3, 2005, Err0r (368)By person wrote:

    Mind if I jump on the bandwagon? I usually don't comment on things with a ton of comments and dp mail instead, but I couldn't wait. This was brilliant. I savored every word from this like my favorite hard candy...:)

  • Sin On Sunday, May 22, 2005, Sin (1190)By person wrote:

    there are no words to do this say it is beautiful is an understatement...lovely isnt nearly strong enough...exquisite still doesnt even begin to touch the emotions that this piece evokes...i love it and there is nothing more i can say ~kristy

  • island warrior On Friday, February 11, 2005, island warrior (216)By person wrote:

    Stunning piece

  • A former member wrote: beautiful, just beautiful =)

  • boundandfallen On Friday, May 7, 2004, boundandfallen (33)By person wrote:

    you make me want to just hold you.

  • OLd SouL On Thursday, April 8, 2004, OLd SouL (769)By person wrote:

    People would kill to have your gift of written expression. But I would kill for the opportunity to have the emotion behind these words. Time, so they say. :::OLd

  • Yukionna On Sunday, March 28, 2004, Yukionna (7)By person wrote:

    damn - don't really know what to say -Yuki

  • flying_fox On Monday, February 9, 2004, flying_fox (597)By person wrote:

    What can I say that won't be rendered rednundant by the myriad of comments you have already received? I loved this too, especially lines like "than the chance to brush against your face". Exquisite. FF

  • A former member wrote: beautiful. truely beautiful.

  • liquid_emotion On Sunday, September 14, 2003, liquid_emotion (356)By person wrote:

    It must be lonely

  • Nightwing On Monday, September 8, 2003, Nightwing (10)By person wrote:

    You get a standing ovation on this one! It's an absolutely beautiful piece!

  • Sky Singer On Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Sky Singer (157)By person wrote:

    when i saw the title i expected something different... amazing work (but you already knew that:) )

  • A former member wrote: Pity I was unable to read this when you first posted it, I believe it would have made my month! Even so, it has made my evening reading something like this before I go to bed. Well written, so very well put. -SP

  • A former member wrote: This was such a beautiful poem it wove such a pretty picture and shows your feelings for whomever this lucky gurl is quite well.

  • KittyStryker On Monday, June 9, 2003, KittyStryker (736)By person wrote:

    very very well done...

  • hate_doll On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, hate_doll (266)By person wrote:

    This is so beautiful, shaped with love and beauty only you could posess...amazing has left me speechless...(!)

  • Aurora_Light On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, Aurora_Light (484)By person wrote:

    wow is all i can manage at this time

  • A former member wrote: "...where roses dont dare to grow." this is a truely ugly/beautiful prose/poem. U have a gift w/ words; your descriptions create images like paintings. I like these Ugly Roses u paint.

  • Jonas On Thursday, May 15, 2003, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    *sigh* ... and i feel as if a great weight has been lifted, and though this lack of gravity scares me, the lack of cavity invigorates a mind that wants to hope for love's victory, by a two touchdown spread.

  • Delphoid-Q On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, Delphoid-Q (217)By person wrote:

    This is one of the most awesome pieces i've ever read. Supremely beautiful in every respect. To prove my words are not hollow, i'm putting this straight into my favourites. Very, very, very well done my friend.

  • CharlottesWeb On Monday, May 12, 2003, CharlottesWeb (521)By person wrote:

    I found this to be calm and refreshing. The texture is smooth and cool and the over all atmosphere amazing. Nice work. ~Whisper~

  • A former member wrote: Beautiful. Your poetry amazes me, I love your philosphical mind. I enjoyed this immensely. C-ya. ~ Asheai

  • DoctorAsh On Monday, May 12, 2003, DoctorAsh (389)By person wrote:

    Nice write . Pluck a guppie from its fishtank because of its pretty little colors, and put it into a cup filled with urine. Thats alittle better ..

  • diavolessa On Monday, May 12, 2003, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    Don't you just love to bring down common beliefs? I find this poem to be of magnificent power. The descriptive bubble in it just suffocates you with its beauty. I should also say that you used roses as a totally new and perfect symbol. I would like to pic

  • diavolessa On Monday, May 12, 2003, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    k a favorite line but I cant I am still wrapped in the awe of this poem. Fabulous Much

  • diavolessa On Monday, May 12, 2003, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    Explain me something, why is it the 13th of May?!?!? Just saw it and I am kind of lost?!?!?!

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1719)By person wrote:

    Hey, thanks for all of the kind words! I am back in Afghanistan and we are 9 hours ahead of you, so it was the 13th here when I finished it. Scholar

  • diavolessa On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    It kinda hit me that you were somewhere in Europe or Asia, but I saw Reston VA, so I was ?!?! yeah, maybe we could try to win the lotery... ^_^

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1719)By person wrote:

    Basically, I can see your tomorrow from here...but, trust me, it doesn't look any different. Although maybe we could try to win the lottery sometime... : ) Scholar

  • A former member wrote: I always thought roses were supposed to be the supreme beauty.... oh well.... Nice Write Scholar

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