the price of treasure

would you have
a thornless rose?
i advise against it
we need the occasional
drop of blood
to remind us
of our humanity
we need the tang
of adversity
to spur our striving
how much more dearly
we prize those things
for which we’ve had
to struggle to obtain
how much more carefully
we guard them
knowing that so much
of oneself was invested
in the obtaining

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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the price of treasure

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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The value of struggle.

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