And there were roses

And there were roses

A Poem by An owl on the moon

A fragrant life well lived...


























That first tender cry

Fresh sound in a fresh world

Covered in blood and wrapped in love

And there were roses

Pink fragrance of new life…


Sweet sixteen smiles

First kiss blushes

Movies and magic and starry skies

And there were roses

Yellow blooms in the hues of joy…


She wore white-laced summer

And he wore her kisses on his lips

Like a badge of honor

And there were roses

Like alabaster flames of devotion…


Her smile lingered

Amidst well-woven lines of life

His hand firmly held in hers

And there were roses

50 crimson blooms…


A tender peace lays soft

Her hands draped across her chest

Teardrops like pearls strewn down

And there were roses

Scented of heaven and angel wings…


© 2010 An owl on the moon

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This by far my favorite...I must hunt for the words to express my You have bewitched me with this piece...I bow before Your talent, my friend...there is sweetness even in the last stanza that speaks of death...oh death.. sweetly strewn with fragile, fragrant roses...just another journey she had to make...oh how perfectly you match the hues of the roses to each stage...incredible...I am speechless...I would proudly write this on my've outdone yourself,Craig...simply wow...

Posted 12 Years Ago

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WOW ~ such tender caresses speaking of the life of a loved one ~ every line a step closer to LIFE with roses resembling love and devotion freely given, until the day where roses "Scented of heaven and angel wings…"
kept blooming forever !
You touched my heart, Craig, with your special understanding of LOVE and LIFE, mingled with sorrow, yet upheld by joy !!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very good I really enjoy it. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

This brings to mind sweeter days of romance, simple and pure. I love this!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is reallllly beautiful. I don't even know how to express how I feel about this, It gave me goosebumps. I just love "and there were roses." There is something so simple but SO beautiful about that. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 12 Years Ago

A life lived with the fragrance of roses, this is beautiful there is no room for sorrow.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very well written, and beautiful (if I spelled that right~) I loved it Craig :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

Beautiful and heartfelt write. paints a powerful picture of life fron to back. really touching.

Posted 12 Years Ago

this is amazing... it has changed my way of looking at poetry. thanks!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow...where was this hiding- this is by far the most stiring work I have read from your posts--I mean to me this is a new level of insight and structure. Kudos to you.

Posted 12 Years Ago

So beautifully written....magnificent imagery.....
Regards~ Sayandeep

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on October 6, 2010
Last Updated on October 12, 2010


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