A taste of roses, so sweet but so fleeting
You gave me a taste of roses at our very first meeting.
Roses are sweet but usually come with a thorn
Those petals are fragile and can be easily torn.
You gave me a taste of roses and I wanted more to devour
I wanted to be smothered in roses; I wanted a rose shower
You gave me a taste of roses, and I fell apart.
For a taste of roses, that thorn pierced my heart.
Title from song by Neil Diamond
Words by Walela