Red Rose / Blue Rose

Red Rose / Blue Rose

A Poem by Karina Longo
"

Being different is alright. ...isn't it?

"

sometimes i hate flowers.

especially when they are stunning.

the most voluptuous roses.

the red blood ones - full of thorns.

there's blood in their humanly-like smiles -

there's blood in their lack of purity

and into their bloody nasty kisses

 

there's blood in my hands

i'm just a blue rose

grown by accident

notable rose

but if i sliced the petals

over and over

would you still see

and love

the rebel

barely unique -

beauty?

 

let them red flowers

rule the world

thorns in your eyes

thorns in their souls.

 

as for me, i don't care

i don't want to

be seen 

if to be noticed means

to be touched by sin

__________________

You are GREAT

Apr 7, 2011


© 2011 Karina Longo


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I find this poem to have a powerful message. Yes, the beginning is sad, however it is full of emotion and if that means being emo???? Sometimes I want to kick the skinny italian you know whats down the escalator too, does that make me emo? No. Just human. Some ideas,I probably would use the term blood less. For the color, you could use crimson, or sanguine for others. The ending is a little contradictory, Your'e asking to be sliced open and be recognized for what is inside and at the end you say you don't want to be seen. I would love to see the ending a bit more rebellious, as the blue rose is. All that constructive criticism, yet this is still one of my favorites of yours.

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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wow...dazzingly! to separate humanity into red and blue roses is brilliant. i love this!! and for me i shall find divinity in the blue rose that colors the sky and brings a second chance to those roses of red.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Deeply influential. The comparison of red roses and that one simple blue rose that's always questioned gives the example of being yourself rather than following the rest of the tribe; well, that's how I see it. I feel very connected to this because I see that everyday and you don't see the beauty of someone unless its covered by the masses of ignorance about. I love this poem dearly because it speaks out and I will vote for it. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There's some deep thought in this, your feelings floating on the surface; not sure that you need to be told what to do and how to be .. you know only too well. You make a poke at fakery in fine words, turn your shoulder and refuse to play along, use the red thorny rose as showy and hurtful. Re-reading this I realise that you're going to remain you, whatever ..

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very touching, heartfelt poem. I can see a lot of effort and time went into this. I personally think that this poem is great. For those of you who are being mean (just scroll down), I feel sorry for you, because you obviously have to taste in good poetry. Very good job! Love it ;) 100/100

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I find this poem to have a powerful message. Yes, the beginning is sad, however it is full of emotion and if that means being emo???? Sometimes I want to kick the skinny italian you know whats down the escalator too, does that make me emo? No. Just human. Some ideas,I probably would use the term blood less. For the color, you could use crimson, or sanguine for others. The ending is a little contradictory, Your'e asking to be sliced open and be recognized for what is inside and at the end you say you don't want to be seen. I would love to see the ending a bit more rebellious, as the blue rose is. All that constructive criticism, yet this is still one of my favorites of yours.

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I like the feel and purpose of this poem. People who fear touch and emotion awake one day wishing to have lived a life of danger and chance. I like the ending. A outstanding poem. Thank yu.
Coyote

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Karina Longo

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