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There was a time in my life when it seemed to me that death and pain ruled the world. This poem was produced from that world.

The Rose

A single red rose,
Alone in a field.
All by itself.
Nothing to shield.

The sun is shining,
In the summer sky.
The heat is killing.
The world is dry.

Winds from the east.
Dark clouds hover above.
People have lost,
The romance in love.

One couple together,
The last of their breeds.
The man picks the rose.
It's what she needs.

Two hours later,
The world heard a roar.
A car out of place,
Hit her passenger door.

He tries to revive her,
A battle with fate.
No change in condition,
It seems he's too late

He looks down beside her.
In her hand is the rose.
The rain starts to pound,
And the wind fiercely blows.

As they lowered her down,
The very next day,
They asked for his speech,
There was nothing he'd say.

A single red rose,
alone on a hill.
The sun's in the sky.
The heat's sure to kill.
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11 Visitor Comments

jackie
What a beautiful story, it was really heartfelt, keep up the good writing.
Mahbub
Hey it's really touching. Hope to have more the like poems from you.
caitlin
This poem is just really deep.
tony
hey this is a super awesome song. can i use it as a song thank you
Cassie
There are no words to describe all the emotion in this poem. I know how you feel but we have to be strong. Geart poem. Keep up the good work.
Tara
I really liked your poem you have great talent and I hope you post more I love reading them.
Laura
I really like this poem. It seems so deep and i really really like it. Good Job!
kimmie
what a very sad poem, I LIKE IT! =)
AMANDA
THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL POEM I WISH I COULD WRITE LIKE THAT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
lisa
that poem was great. it was sad and good thought. keep the poems comin
Kendra
This is a really great

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