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The Reddest Rose

An orig. painting by Kelly W. Patterson

An orig. painting by Kelly W. Patterson

A Poem by Kelly W. Patterson

My sweetest desire yearns for you
Like an insect seeking a hot flame
So am I to your passionate kisses
A fragile fantasy tinged with danger

The reddest rose still lives within me
A flower languishing within my heart
The strongest breeze was always you
To which my soul eagerly surrendered

But the depth of that color is fading
Cold stormy skies replacing its warmth
A wind cries out amidst placid anguish
A deafening shout of mounting despair

Yet the scarlet fire stands firmly aloft
Holding off the frenetic gale for now
The exquisite love has not yet died out
And desire still shines just as bright

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