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I love roses. The problem is, they have thorns. One day I was thinking of how a rose's thorns can hurt, but a rose is still a beautiful flower, and I also thought of how life can hurt but also is still great.

People don't hesitate to pick a rose despite the fact that the thorns can prick them, just as they should not be afraid to take risks because they might be hurt.

A Rose

A lovely rose with petals soft
A scent so sweet and light
So beautiful a flower
With colors shining bright.
But something not so savory
About the fragrant rose -
The thorns, so sharp upon the stem,
That sharpen as it grows.
Yet still lovely is the flower
Despite the thorns that prick
Just as life and love are sweet
They too have thorns that stick.
But do not fear to live or love,
Life's not exempt from pain -
So pick a rose, you may get hurt,
But you will also gain!
© 2000 Elizabeth Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

65 Visitor Comments

marty
The poem is incredible.
Lisa
this is eactly the poem I needed :)
Ruqaya
It is so true. Good job. Keep it up
Jessica
I loved it, I found to be very true
ava
i like this poem and its mean a reall life to me.
JAIDEEP
This is a really good poem and it touched my heart
Jenny
From a range of 1-10,10 being the highest, I would give a 10+. This peom has so much meaning to me and it is beautifully written. I congratulate you for that. Thanks, and I would hope you can continue to write and be inspired to do so. Impress, Jenny Philadelphia, Pa
rose
This poem is very true and very beutiful. I love roses and I think that I have alot in comman with a rose,my personality suits my name perfectly and this poem suits my personality. I have thorns that a person has to put up with but I am sweet and nobody can deny it)
HELEN
I enjoyed this. Thank's
Kasey
Hey, Very good. I hope you have some more poems like that.
Denise
That poem you wrote was amazing the poetry you wrote TOACHED ME TOO! I believe you will get a tons more of comments. Like I said your poem is amazing. From, Denise
Chelsea
I give this poem 8 stars. Or do i just tell you what i think. I think thank that is a great poem. And i will send it to all of my friends and family. Hope to read more of your poems. love Chelsea
Danielle
This is a very inspirational poem. It makes me feel that life can be hurtful but just move on and it will heal.
shizra rashid
so good i love it because always people talk of rose but u have mentioned both good and bad like life sadness and happniess good lovely
sweta
its a very sweet n beautiful poem. n surely v inspiring. a perfct comparisn b/w life n a rose. n surely the poet has expressd her after learning truly from life. best wishes to her n all!keep it up!
Rose
A beautifully spoken truth.
Dustin
I liked it becouse i love roses and i love writeing poems i write about my life
Santos
This poem is very touching. As i look though the internet. Thinking about roses,and never thinking HOW LIFE and LOVE can be described in a rose
Darya
w0w heautiful. sooo much talent
Holly
This poem is so cute! It's a very unique comparison & it's so true! I really like it! You should think about getting your poems published!
v
Well spoken! What comes from the heart, touches the heart!
paramjit
I like this poem. It is very realistic. Well done. Keep it up. Thanks & Best wishes.
Jessica
awesome poem! the words are woven together in an amazing way. truth in a beautiful metaphor, well done
Wendy
This poem is so true to life. It really touched me and gave me lots of food for thought.
David
Elizabeth, this poem touched an inner part of my being. Life without it's thorns could weaken the stem which beauty grows. My Soulmate is a Wild Rose
Heidi
I truely loved this poem because it is so meaningful. I sent it to a friend who is going through a hard time. I love poems because they can say how you feel or about things folks are going through in a beautiful way. This poem really tells it like it is and it was so wonderful thank you for sharing it with others. Heidi
Monika
This poem really explains how my life is. i like this poem alot. thankyou
Tricia
I love this poem. It's just what I needed for a friend to read.
LlNDSEY
GREAT IT REELY TOUCHED ME
J. Wilmer
"The Rose" by Elizabeth A truly inspiring perception of life; portraying the beauty as well as the harshness. I thank you
anita
i love the poem because it has to do with life and also a rose flower. when life treat you bad just think of a rose and the sweet frangrance of it,think u will see the fullness of life. though it hurt sometimes but just think of a rose. thanks to u eliz.
Levi
Ok. this is a poem I wish I'd written. It sounds so much like a story I've told that happened in my life and the comparison I've drawn. Even the poetic style is fairly similar to something I would write, I think. You can find a lot of worthless poetry online, but this is truly a diamond in the rough. Excellent work.
Jennifer
The poem reflects so much to life. I hope to hear other great peoms by you.
Erika
Nice work. very true. I love it
anita
having a bad time in life at mo but this poem has made me realise that no matter what happens in my life, they'll always be good and bad time and i got to stop thinking that it will always be bad, thank you for sharing this with us.
Olivia
It was awesome!
Leah
This poem is so true, and it is so important that we keep in mind that we should just live to be happy and not let the "thorns" in life stop us from living happily.
AnnGee
This was a very beautiful poem I gently thought of my husband while I was reading it. I began to think of all of our ups an down an remembered that through it all we made it.
Michelle
what an metaphor of such beauty!
Sandy
I loved the poem and thought it was heart felt. Thank you
heriy
awsome poem, very true and it actually gave me a spark for life, thanx. wich u the best
Nas
I love your poem
Bobbie Jean
I also love roses! Someone else's thoughts, my thoughts. Someone else's words, my words. I also love the thorns. Growth! Life! Peace! Well spoken!
neo
Very nice poem. it really speak the right word from the heart. Thanks for sharing. Keep on going.
Jewel
Hey I like the poem! I posted it on Jewel's street team and put your name by elizabeth, some people really needed to read it there! hope you don't mind
just
i love this poem it shows that life can be very good like that of the flowere part of a rose but it also shows that even when we think something is good it can always have hard times.
DWAYNE
THIS POEM YOU WROTE WAS ABSOLUTELY, "BEAUTIFUL"
Amanda
The peom is so touching. Its like reading a Shakespear's story.
Jay
It describes life to the full and oozes quality from beginning to end, brill!
queenie
i like the poem. i realized it too. and as read this i can feel that life is beautiful but there are some trials to overcome with.
tlc
that was the most BEAUTIFUL poem I have ever read in my entire life! Girl, you got some skill! Hope to see more of your work in the future!
robert
Very good.. straight forward.keep writing.
xafterthoughtx
i thought this was an awesome poem. it sounds like the author wrote with true dedication and the way the words flowed together made me love this poem greatly.
denise
yes, a beautiful poem. makes good sense too.
REDOUANE
i like this kind of poems,so thank for you poem
Martha
I must say that I don`t have much to do with poems.I am not writing them and I am not reading them.But sometimes I`m looking at this page and I am finding people who have talent and their poems are wonderful,so is yours! Congratulations for this great work!
victor
thank you I will remember
Tyler
Beautiful!!!!
Sandra
Your'e got the right idea in life. You got across to me. I enjoyed it very much. Keep that trend of thought it will lead you in the right direction. -SANDRA
Elaine
Hello! I would like to say that i was very fascinated with this poem because i for one am a person who always takes risks regarding the consecuences or whatever it is that awaits me on the other side. It doesn't matter how many times you get hurt in life, every human being deserves a chance without being judged for what happened to you in the past!
Elayne
Well Written...........
erlina
I really like this poem coz what she wrote so reasonable. If we want something, we shold sacrifice something too. It's really impossible that life gives us everything and free. We should reach for what we wanna.
zjwaller
I liked this poem very much and felt it was simple, true, and lovely
janelle
This was an awsome poem with a great meaning. very well written.
Rachel
It's nice and encouraging. It really gives courage to those who failed in love to stand up again!

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