I Plant Blood Red Roses

I Plant Blood Red Roses

A Poem by Poe Redd

back to freakiness. Hope you like tea.


I've invited you to tea, darling

I am opening the door

There you are now standing

Just like you'd stood once before

Vulnerable and crying

Looking for a savior

You attack me with a hug

As if I'm doing you a favor

I show you to the table

You sit, I pour the tea

I sit across from you and ask

You to talk to me

Not only have you lost a friend

You fear you're losing your mind

A reality that is loneliness

You just can't leave behind

The demons inside tempt you

The angel in you is lost

You don't know that the demon outside

Is the one you need to watch

You take a sip of that Red Rose tea

And ask what you should do

Voice full of desperation

But I'm intent on watching you

Eyes waiting for an answer

When suddenly you choke

So slowly a thorny tendrel

Comes crawling up your throat

You cry around the cutting

You try to tear it out

It does not stop its growing

Until it's left your mouth

Well then it sprouts a rose

Red as the blood you're spewing

Your body screams for help

But that's one thing I'm not doing

Did you not know I am you demon?

And here your angel is the rose

She used to reign and prosper

Now she will decompose

How perfect is reality, darling?

How just is any sin?

Even the monsters outside

Can haunt you from within.

© 2012 Poe Redd

Author's Note

Poe Redd
ta dah. I'm... saaaaadddd....

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I am terrified but it was wonderful. I love the rhyming and the flow and comparisons in it. Truly fantastic and creep.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I enjoyed this story. I like the use of tea and situation to create a powerful story.
"Did you not know I am you demon?
And here your angel is the rose"
I like the complete poem.
A very strong ending to a excellent poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

First of all, i looked at the title and was like "ALICE IN WONDERLAND!" just had to say that. I really loved the story line that i found in the poem. Great write!

Posted 12 Years Ago

That is deep poe.
Yea, sad. i feel it. :( But how perfect is reality? And the last two lines are truly haunting. I love it. And though it is sad, and has the blood, it is your old style:) Whether it is good or bad.:) Keep it up.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow...This is definitely amazing...The words are well managed in every line...Such a well written piece...Though sad, the emotions are greatly caught up in the whole piece...Well done.

Posted 12 Years Ago

well if you are going to depict evil then you may as well do it artfully! Divinely sick, and just walks the edge of appearing normal while the psycho peeks out from just behind the curtain of conscience...teeheehee....you captured the gleeful twist of the insane nicely. Aesthetically macabre!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This must have come from the darkest corner of your heart. It was painful to read, but being able to project such emotion into the spirit of your readers...is a testament to your talent as a writer. This poem took control of me to the point where I felt like my emotions were no longer my own.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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7 Reviews
Added on March 8, 2012
Last Updated on March 8, 2012


Poe Redd
Poe Redd

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