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Petals of a Dying Rose

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.

"A Simple Rose - My Token of Love" - graphite drawing pencils.

"A Simple Rose - My Token of Love" - graphite drawing pencils.

Petals of a Dying Rose

The smell of roses still reminds me of you.

I recognize that my blood, heart, and soul are all rooted here.

When I found you, I found myself.

I always thought I'd be dead by 18.

But here we are...

We have come so far...

Yet we have lost so much...

Like petals of a dying rose our love falls away from us and crumbles into dust.

My heart has been tossed like a ship in a raging storm and mislay at sea.

Chains for which you have bound me are now broken.

I am no longer anchored to you.

Our love is undone.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi


Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 10, 2019:

Purvi, thanks so much for the compliment on my drawing. I drew it for my wife a few years back. I'm happy you enjoyed the poem as well.

Purvi from India on December 10, 2019:

Beautiful picture and also a poem. It's a tragic poem. I enjoy this.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 08, 2019:

Nithya, Thank you so much for reading and commenting on the poem. I appreciate it. Also, I'm glad you liked my drawing.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 08, 2019:

Great poem, sad but still so beautifully penned. Love your sketch.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 07, 2019:

Crezyl, thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. Love can certainly be a rollercoaster of emotions. It has its twists and turns. It can even throw us for a loop. But in the end, I believe love is worth taking a chance on. Even if it hurts sometimes.

Crezyl from Philippines on December 07, 2019:

Applause to you, this is a great piece❤ this poem is sad, as mine too. Why loving is sometimes a curse? Hahahaha. Anyways, I love it❤❤

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 07, 2019:

Brenda, I'm glad that you commented. It makes me happy to hear you enjoyed it. I appreciate all of your positive compliments. Thanks very much for visiting my hubs!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 06, 2019:

This is so sad. When i found you, I found myself and now for this love to be crumbled into dust.

The chains are broken...

This is an exceptional write full of feelings.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 06, 2019:

Thanks, John. I'm glad you had the chance to read it. Your comments are truly appreciated.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on December 06, 2019:

Lora thank you very much for commenting on this poem. I really appreciate all of your compliments. Also, I only use original images, the rose is one I drew for my wife back in 2005. On the back of the picture I wrote in calligraphy, "you are even more lovely than a rose."

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 06, 2019:

A real clash of emotions here. Nice work Jason.

Lora Hollings on December 06, 2019:

This is a very powerful poem, Jason. I like the metaphors of the dying rose and the ship at sea. You describe the intense passion that was there in the beginning with vivid imagery and then how it goes through a turbulent period finally ending in the death of love. Great write!

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