Pockets of Roses

By Wednesday Addams

My rose bush
looks like its
been through
the battle of romance.
The leaves were
slain by beetles
looking for sweet nectar.
Only one rose
is nestled in a
thorny bush.
I will not mourn
the death of beauty.
Reality begets fairy tales.
I hold my camera
to capture a miracle.
I found joy beyond
the depression of
a gray sky.
I zoom my camera
into a sunshine of
pollen with a ocean
of pink petals.
This is hope locked
in a thorny cage.
I wrestle with the
the thorns to get
my only valentine.
Oh rose I love you
in winter,
spring and fall.
I don't need a card
from a man to
make me feel like
a woman.
I am wild enough
to answer the winds call.
The wind blows
off the petals in
celebration of
valentines day.

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Copyright 2017 Wednesday Addams
Published on Monday, September 11, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Drea On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Drea (1422)By person wrote:

    I love how this felt. How can I ever look at my rose bushes the same way ever again? I can't help but read this already 3 times. The last few lines just melted me.

  • worm On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, worm (1520)By person wrote:

    There is a depth and emotion here I was not expecting! Wednesday, this is, by far, your best piece yet! Allow me to echo Rebs and bookmark this! Your strength is on display in this poem... Excellent Work! ~worm~

  • Rebs On Monday, September 11, 2017, Rebs (974)By person wrote:

    This makes me see roses in a whole new light, and all I can do is keep reading in wonder. There are a lot of things that we women don't need from men to make us feel more powerful than we already are. This is getting bookmarked, and well done. Rebs:).

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