The Rose and the Gardener

by Everlasting   Sep 15, 2014

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,

The sun."


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.

Written by: L.L.

For Saffie's Challenge.


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Latest Comments

  • 4 years ago

    by gumshuda

    I don't know why didn't I write it here before but this is a poem in my favorite's... :-)
    Yes I love this a lot.. Extremely..

    I love that conversation that takes place.. I can actually feel a rose talking to a gardener. It is all so real. I love the way you have written this... It is damn too perfect..

    What a beautiful poem.

  • 4 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment:

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    by Mohan

    Great write luce

  • 4 years ago

    by Divine

    It a good poem I love the line were the the bud told him she will sting him until he bleed and regret from separating her from her love .I love this poem!!

  • 4 years ago

    by uttAm

    Nice one..

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