Black Rose

Black Rose

A Poem by BlakPrince

help her wherever you see her everyday


Blessed with pristine beauty of a rainbow,

alas, clear rainfall tears let her pain show.

Sat there on the floor, she did cry and cry

while the world kept on walking by and by.

Cold and hungry and fighting and alone,

Black Rose lived on the streets without a home.

She walked and walked on unsure where to head.

Her empty pockets tempted her to beg for bread.

Poor mum and dad, busy chasing cash,

couldn't even notice Black Rose fading fast.

On her hands, feet and face you could see each scar

as she sat on the floor with her small guitar.

She sang: "I, child of broken family ties,

might fall and fall again never to rise

for the world that never cared whether I

give up or try, smile or cry, live or die."

Still, the world kept on walking by and by

as she sat on the floor and did cry and cry.

Time slowly went by. East, West, North or South,

mum and dad now lost track of her whereabouts.

Broke, unable to cope, she walked without hope.

Lost, her mind found a thought to let go the rope.

On her small guitar she left a note: 'No more woes!

Goodbye, don't cry, my dear loved souls... Black Rose.'

© 2018 BlakPrince

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Such a heartbreaking poem, and yet written so tenderly as if your words were whispered. Lovely writing. :) Julie

Posted 5 Months Ago

I love this, the image woven together in a form of phrase and metaphors. I love that you did force a happy ended to a sad but indulging story. Loved this

Posted 6 Months Ago

A deep, powerful piece. For me it resonates on many levels and makes one think within and outside of themselves. Great write.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Greetings Black Prince Masterly interpreted a chilling story with many life lessons and revelations about a world of busy selfishness and lack of care Sad but realistic ending. Very touching and masterly delivered

Posted 6 Months Ago

What a despondent world we live in! You've portrayed the abject condition of a street dwelling kid with perfection. Reminds me of Hans C.Andersen's 'The Little Match Girl'. Beautiful.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Oh my god this is honestly so detailed and there's a great use of metaphors embedded, honestly, towards the end i really felt like i was about to cry. It was so detailed and made so much sense the use of rhymes also emphasized her phases and made it even more interesting to read whilst going through it.

Posted 6 Months Ago

A definitive piece that distracts from the conventional, however relies on pressure to conform and solution, well done, good read.

Posted 7 Months Ago

This was very powerful and I enjoyed every word. Great job!

Posted 7 Months Ago

Powerful and wonderful poetry my friend.
"She sang: "I, child of broken family ties,
might fall and fall again never to rise
for the world that never cared whether I
give up or try, smile or cry, live or die."
the above lines are common. People, don't want to see the poor and the homeless. Needed and amazing poetry shared my friend.

Posted 7 Months Ago

WOW this is amazing! I love the way you can easily tell a story with such a flow and rhyme to it. I love your writing style. This could definitely be a great spoken word piece.

Posted 7 Months Ago

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Added on January 24, 2018
Last Updated on January 24, 2018
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