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Rated: E · Poetry · Romance/Love · #1333481
Thorns hidden in roses gifted reflect a bleeding heart.

Thanks my friend for this bouquet
Of red roses you brought.
But why is your demeanour
So sullen and distraught?

You wish to congratulate
Me for the love I found.
But for me these roses do
Emit a wailing sound.

They seem to say that today
Someone’s heart does so bleed
As if to prick the petals,
The wily thorns proceed.

I cannot forget your love,
You don’t have to remind.
I cherish the moments when
The two of us entwined.

But, my friend, life must move on.
We parted in the way.
You did seek your love elsewhere.
No, I did not betray.

Your love betrayed you, but mine
Walked up to the altar.
While offering this bouquet,
Why do you now falter?

• Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format.

* Written for Kansaspoet contest, "Invalid Item, Round 16

M C Gupta
16 October 2007
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