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Rose and Thorns


Rose and thorns

Take away those useless roses,
emotions, reckless.

Painting my canvas colourless red,
I ignored many colors mild.

Only to find my brush thrown,
stuck within thorns, for fun.

© 2020 Hari Prasad S


Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on August 01, 2020:

Anupam thank you very much for a great review. Loved it. :-)

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 25, 2020:

How amazingly you have referred the roses as useless. Like the delicate rose petals we too have some such tender emotions which get hurt easily. So your frustration for that pain is reflected here.

"Colourless red" the oxymoron you have used adds an extraordinary beauty to this poem. Though the emotions are really very dear, spontaneous and lively, they do cause pain at times so you have wisely stated that the mild colours that give a sense of gratification, you ignored them.(In figurative language it is called 'epiphany' which means self realization)

And the last two lines are just outstanding Hari, in which you give the reason for your previous conception. This is really a very sweet poem filled with optimism and vivid imagery

Great job!

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on June 12, 2020:

Thanks devika. :-)

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on June 12, 2020:

Thanks eric.

Devika Primic on June 02, 2020:

Beautiful expression and so true.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 01, 2020:

Commentary with humor and prose. Great job.

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on June 01, 2020:

So true. Thanks Ruby.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 31, 2020:

Right now there are more thorns than roses. The world is in complete disarray. We must heal. Very timely poem.

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