A Diamond Rose

A Diamond Rose

A Poem by Robert Ray


She glistens alone in my mystical garden,

Colorless crystal in the winter moonlight,

A rough solitaire, beautiful and strong;

She weathers all seasons, all storms.

 

The hardiest perennial under the stars,

Her pretty rarity beckons my approach.

“Come close, admire, inquire and trust,

Step forward, reach out and touch!”

 

A thornless rose, a supernatural wonder?

And her smooth, deceptively pretty petals;

No man’s hands can warm, shape or harm.

She cuts steel, slashes the armored heart.

 

She stands alone, dazzling, dawn to dusk,

Red only with my blood, my diamond rose.

 


© 2018 Robert Ray



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the description of this flawless rose
as if it were to be found among the fountain
of youth..
lying deep within our wildest imagination
where butterflies glow & illuminate within the deepest darkest realms of existence.
the rarest find

such metaphorical bliss

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Robert Ray

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Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. Interesting perspective. Much appreciated!



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Speaks to me of the one we admire from afar. So beautiful. So mysterious. Are they wonderful or dangerous? Both?
Is it better to admire and fantasize from afar or risk hurt or pain and get close. Are they still as beautiful once we are close?
My favorite.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Wow, very descriptive write and imagery.
A very beautiful write.

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Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you. I appreciate the kind review.
Such a romantic write. A thornless rose....though I doubt such a being exists in the human realm. We all have a couple thorns! Beautifully written. Lydi**

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Lydia, thank you for reading and your kind review. Great to hear from you.
the description of this flawless rose
as if it were to be found among the fountain
of youth..
lying deep within our wildest imagination
where butterflies glow & illuminate within the deepest darkest realms of existence.
the rarest find

such metaphorical bliss

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. Interesting perspective. Much appreciated!
I love it!
Wonderful reflection during the cold winter
and it brings in hope.

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

I appreciate you taking time to read. Thank you!
Josie E. Cook M. A.

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome!
i think its a great piece- Rose that cuts like a steel with or without thorns- Youve used it fantastically;)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you. I appreciate your kind review.
A amazing poem my friend. Your powerful and worthwhile description made the reader believe and have a vision of the diamond rose. Thank you Robert for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks much, Coyote. I appreciate you taking a look and sharing your kind comments. Stay well.
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Was my pleasure my friend and you are welcome.
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Ong
I can actually feel and imagine the rose. Very nice.

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Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks. I'm glad this poem spoke to you. I appreciate you reading another one.
Ong

2 Weeks Ago

I will. I would be happy if you could evaluate my work too. Hope we can work with each other.
I wrote a poem very similar to this once. It was of a completely different tone and I called it "Dumpster Rose". The conclusion's are not really at all the same specifically but the equation is very much the same. I like how you think (because I am an unabashed narcissist)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


T K Little

2 Weeks Ago

You are aware that none of this matters right? You don't have to fall into auto conciliatory mode. .. read more
Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

It actually matters to me. I was simply being polite, thanking you for your time. It's a genuine p.. read more
T K Little

2 Weeks Ago

Sometimes I forget that other people are not as horrible as me. I really do fail at understanding in.. read more
This is great, Robert! Never before have I seen anyone give so much strength character to the "delicate" rose.
Then there's the issue of questionable beauty (...and her smooth, deceptively pretty petals)
Beauty is the habitual character given to a Rose, yet you challenge it with strength instead!!!
Yours is the kind of poem that leaves one thinking and rereading..
Great job!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Glennise, for your flattering comments. You always have an interesting perspective that I.. read more

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Added on December 31, 2017
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Tags: diamonds, roses, women, men, relationships, love, hardship, deception, strength, resilience, free verse, poetry, poem

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