rose red

i am a red rose – love triumphant lives! –
my velvet petals curl around your heart.
but handle this rare blossom carefully,
for my sharp thorns can surely make you bleed.
and while i will not bid to slit your skin,
it is my one defense against rapine.
for even love of you will not allow
my person to be sacrificed in vain.
so pluck me if you will, my cavalier,
but cherish what you’ve chosen to possess,
lest i in all my loveliness do turn
and loose my unforgiving sharp redress.

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Seasons: From the dust of petals roses return fresh for their laurels of thorn. I think beautiful roses, with their thorns, are just as complicated as we are, on the same bush while in a safe space each in their own, So, to treat them carefully and kindly, as we should do with human hearts is perhaps wise. Very thought provoking writing

  • Kudos on your thoughtful insights and feedback, I appreciate it.

    – RC deWinter

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago


    Congratulations! Beautifully written, Gina
    View your feature here and join me in congratulating your co-creators
    Feb 2013

  • Many thanks, much appreciated, Tori.

    – RC deWinter

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