Black Rose

Black Rose

A Poem by BlackPrince

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 BlackPrince

Author's Note

All reviews welcome. Thank you.

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Some lives are destroyed before they even begin. Robbed off the chance. Selfishness of loved ones. Bad timing. I’ll fate. It’s just a a fatal mix of things. A very profound story here. Great flow and rhyming too. Appreciated very much. Please keep writing. 🌷

Posted 4 Days Ago

This is indeed a thought provoking poem on forlornness,rejection,dejection,brokenness,abandonement,loneliness separation,divorce and many more of the likes. No wonder no one noticed the' black rose' by the road side where she was lamenting her woes even until she passed on. It's really a good work my friend.

Posted 5 Days Ago

....I have no voice is in my awe!! Well done!

Posted 1 Week Ago

A beautifully melancholic, wistful song. I noticed the repetition of a couple of lines from your first stanza, in the last and love the emphasis and feeling this creates. A nice way to tie the piece together at the end. Love the rhyme used throughout too. Nice work

Posted 1 Week Ago

This is indeed superb and sad composition. The Rhymes are so well and compelling to sing.... Very well!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

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

Posted 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 Months Ago

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33 Reviews
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Added on January 24, 2018
Last Updated on January 24, 2018
Tags: give, love, smile



London, East London, United Kingdom

I LOVE READING AND WRITING I would encourage all aspiring poets and writers to keep working hard to perfect their craft. Let's not be selfish and self-centred. Let's review each other's work co.. more..


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