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Cruel Words and Rose Thorns: A Poem (With Bonus Haiku)

John is a long-time poet, short fiction, and article writer. He loves story-telling and also has a Certificate in Permaculture Design.

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Poems About Flowers and Gardens

Apart from the theme of “Love,” flowers (especially roses) and gardens are probably the most popular subject for poets over the years. I have read so many, and even written a few. This is understandable as everyone loves flowers, or at least I don’t know anyone who doesn’t.

I can’t imagine not having a garden, even though mine deserves more attention than it gets most of the time. The weeds demand more attention then the flowers unfortunately.

These poems were originally written as part of my contribution to April Poetry Month. I hope you enjoy.

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Cruel Words and Rose Thorns

A spiky rose thorn

Pierces skin,

Drawing blood

From deep within.


Cruel words can do

The very same,

Causing wounds

That will remain.

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Rose Haiku One (Skin Deep)

A rose so pretty

but beware its thorny stem

disguised as beauty.

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Rose Haiku Two (Color Scents)

A rose may be red

and a violet be blue,

but which smells sweeter?

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Rose Haiku Three (True Beauty)

A yellow rose grows

among the thistles and weeds.

True beauty shines through.

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Rose Haiku Four (A Rose of Many Colours)

Some roses are red,

others yellow, pink, or white

But I’m colour blind.

© 2017 John Hansen

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