A Poem by Requiem Bane

The truth behind the image...



Such lovely things to behold.
All dew and fragrance,
Yet sadly, this rose is a lie.
Under the lovely petals,
Amidst the green of it's life stem,
There are sharp and cruel things.
Painful and unfair to the one who wish to hold it.
Thorns are no longer as painful,
Roses are no longer as bright.

The image has become a lie.

© 2009 Requiem Bane

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i loved this, it makes me think once more about a rose! ;) and yet the poem was deep, thoughtful, and intriguing. A great mix. Thank you for sharing this with us. great job. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

Roses naturally have thorns, so they should be included in their equation of beauty. They are there to keep something fragile from being molested. I don't think the beauty is a lie. I think cruel things exist simultaneously with beauty so we can tell the difference between the two.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like it. The last line nails it, but I feel the middle is a little too straight-forward, a little too angsty. Just my $0.02.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like it
Great Job

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very well written poem. Thank you for sharing. Debileah

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on July 16, 2009


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Requiem Bane; a Lament of Misery, but of course, that's not my real name. I'm Mary. I thought it would be a cool idea to join, seeing as Euphoric Sin was on here. Yeah, I love you Jesse. Age: 16 .. more..

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