A Tale of Guns and Roses

A Tale of Guns and Roses

A Poem by Dara
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I thought I would re post this poem in response to the debate regarding the bearing of arms in our country.

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Walking through the woods one day

I came upon a clearing

and there I saw a field of roses

their color so alluring.

 

My weary heart quickened

at the sight so rare

and my once tired feet

felt as light as air.

 

While I drank in the fragrance

of roses wafting in the breeze,

a woman dressed in a flowing gown

appeared from behind the trees.

 

Her face was a ghostly white

but she glistened like the sun

and in her pale fragile hand

I thought I saw a gun.

 

I held my breath, my head started to spin

and then my body froze,

for as she laid the gun to rest

it turned into a rose.


© 2018 Dara



Author's Note

Dara
The woman 'planting' the gun represents the idea of exchanging guns for non violence. I came up with the title after the group "Guns and Roses" which I have always been intrigued by.

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The metaphor you deliver here is astounding... I found myself interpreting this piece a different way each time I read it (3x). Each interpretation was impactful and thought provoking! Well done!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dara

7 Months Ago

Thank you, great to see you here. I am so pleased you appreciated what I was trying to convey. I loo.. read more
Would that the whole world would lay down their guns. Man's inhumanity to man is equalled nowhere else in nature.

Beccy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dara

7 Months Ago

It is a very tragic state of affairs. I feel a glimmer of hope with the passion behind some of the y.. read more
Wow. Exceptional piece, Dara.

Perhaps those guns were traded in for Roses as a symbol of love and peace or even to represent those poor souls returned to the Earth; victims of the scourge of gun violence, with a Rose as their headstone.

This is a beautifully written poem. Lovely flow and rhyme and a wonderful idea about an important societal issue. There needs to be reform. And soon.

Very well done.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Dara

8 Months Ago

One of the beautiful things about writing poetry is that the reader often comes up with his/her own .. read more
What a lovely thought this is, Dara. If only every gun could turn into a rose. Our world would be a much sweeter...and safer....place. I enjoyed the imagery here. Lydi**

Posted 9 Months Ago


Dara

9 Months Ago

So true! If only.... Thank you so much. I love your avatar photo, btw. You look so relaxed and it is.. read more
Lydia

9 Months Ago

Thank you, Dara. It was taken in Bonaire. My hubby and I were on a cruise there in December.
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If for every time a gun is laid down before death takes its toll, that it turns to a rose, perhaps our world someday will become a most beautiful, bountiful garden. Lovely message, Dara!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Dara

9 Months Ago

It is a nice dream and maybe one day the powers that be will finally see the light. Funny, what seem.. read more
Oh this is such a lovely dream, if only we could see it in our lifetime. Enjoyed the flow of this poem and the love the sentiment behind it. Cheers

Posted 9 Months Ago


Dara

9 Months Ago

Thank you Karen. I am with you and wonder will I ever see the day.... We can only hope and pray at l.. read more
Karen Redburn

9 Months Ago

It appears the youth of the day are willing to work toward that end. Perhaps, the prayers and hope a.. read more
Message well delivered and it was very thought provoking . It's a great write

Posted 9 Months Ago


Dara

9 Months Ago

Thank you so very much. I wish the solution were so simple but in the real world we have so many opp.. read more
Malvika

9 Months Ago

Yes exactly
Serene imagery and intriguing ideology, the juxtaposition between a gun and a Rose was/is quite brilliant!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Dara

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much Tom. I have to give alot of credit to the musical group for giving me the idea but.. read more

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I am a retired teacher who has just recently discovered the joy of writing poetry. Formerly known as Passion Flower, I decided to publish using my own name. My poetry is simple and from the heart whi.. more..

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