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Lovely Rose

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Don’t sorrow so,

I know your dying,

the cold winds are blowing

and your petals -

like so many tears are falling.

Your beauty is unsurpassed

and comes the warm sun,

that will shine in the spring,

will soon bring new life to you -

so in beauty you’ll bloom again.

Your fragile beauty,

is like a love that is new,

never knowing if it is true,

needing nurturing,

with heartfelt kisses,

so you need the kisses,

of raindrops from the sky,

to make you strong.

So don’t sorrow as your petals fall about,

remember that you’ll just sleep,

in frozen winter slumber,

until nature awakens you once more

and then you’ll raise your head -

in splendor and loveliness.

So rose don’t sorrow any more,

it won’t be long,

before the spring comes again

and you’ll come blossoming forth,

smiling and radiant once more –

the reigning queen beneath the summer sun.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 20, 2020:

Thank you, Greencha and glad you enjoyed it.

greencha from UK on January 19, 2020:

Lovely poem. x

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 03, 2019:

You're welcome, Luis and glad you enjoyed

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

Your poem Gypsy is just like other hubbers here that inspires to me a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 22, 2019:

Thank you, John. The roses that grew in my garden in Latvia are what I really miss.

Thank you, Eric and glad you really enjoyed this,

You are among the very lucky Bill and I wish you and Bev a very happy and loving weekend,

That sounds really wonderful, Ruby I just love yellow roses they are so sunny.

Thank you, Lorna your rose garden must be very lovely.

You welcome Luis and glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you, Shauna

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 21, 2019:

The life cycle of a rose is a comforting reminder that no matter what darkness befalls us, the sun will once again shine to warm our hearts.

Beautiful piece, Rasma!

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 21, 2019:

Wonderful. Petals is a lovely activity to observed however it is full of emotion. Thanks for sharing.

Lorna Lamon on November 20, 2019:

A wonderful poem which reminded me of my own rose garden and how much pleasure and hard work it gives me. Lovely music.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 19, 2019:

I have 6 yellow rose bushes that I need to cut back. Your poem is very beautiful and Bette Midler is one more of my favorites. I loved listening to The Rose once again.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 18, 2019:

I have a lovely rose and her name is Bev, and I'm happy to report she is alive and well. :)

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 18, 2019:

Beautiful. Today I trim them up. My roses are my friends. This touched my heart and thanks for knowing the Rose in such intimacy. The song I love.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 17, 2019:

Yes, the roses don't need to fret, they will bloom again next Spring. Lovely words.

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