Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Roses


Roses grow on thorny stems, and still,
Roses are meant to give away.

There is no true intent
To prick, hurt,
Or bring to tears
With gifts of
Thorny roses.

Love only exchanges
Bouquets in friendship
Meant to bless
With the beauty of soft
Spicy sweet petals.

Yet, roses grow on thorny stems, and still,
Roses are meant to give away.

By Carolynn J. Scully
© 2002