Jealousy among the Thorns

by William Mae   May 21, 2018

How could such beauty,
Grow amid such pain,
And prosper as if the branches,
Did not contribute in their fame.

The simple answers jealousy,
The vines feel they are scorned,
So to counter the flower's beauty,
It surrounds the rose in thorns.

Unnoticed are the branches,
For the rose is so arrayed,
It commands all the attention,
From each who comes its way.

When the rose fades in its season,
It seems that no one cares's,
That the branches are still living,
It’s as though, they are not there.


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Latest Comments

  • 11 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Congrats in the,win!

  • 11 months ago

    by Domenico Sottile

    Wonderfully written!!

  • 11 months ago

    by Mark

    Great win! Congrats!

  • 11 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy


  • 1 year ago

    by Meena Krish

    You have given beauty not only to the
    rose but also the branches/thorns. Without
    one there is not the is beautiful
    the other it's preserver. Both working to
    build a bond...of that made sense

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