Once upon a time - in a garden flourishing
with jasmines, magnolias, daisies, and all sort
of flowers, there was a bud and a gardener
And the gardener said to the bud:
"Just for me, you'll be a rose.
The most beautiful of my garden.
But if you bloom in love with the sun.
I'll strip you out of your roots.
I'll cut you from the stem
And I'll expose you to the world
Until you withered in my living room
Like the many other roses."
To which the Bud replied,
"Indeed, my gardener,
Just for you, I'll be a rose.
The most beautiful of your garden.
But if you touch me,
I'll sting you with my thorns.
I'll make you bleed...
Until you regret
trying to separate me
from my love,
And thus, the Bud bloomed in love,
And the gardener, did what he promised,
But first, he sting his fingers with her thorns,
To later, cut them one by one,
Until it was just her, part of her stem,
And her petals, withering in a vase
of his living room.
Lucero has a way to grab her reader's attention,
deliver a story along with a message for life. What I
also like is that she has used nature to illustrate
that every action has a reaction. The first stanza
shows the gardener's greed for beauty and the
second shows a rose's stubborn view; no matter
what the gardener does her love remains steadfast
and with it her beauty too withers not giving him
the enjoyment of a long lasting rose.
Lucero gave the rose a voice as well as character...
liked this read.