Thorned Beauty

by Gem   Sep 19, 2007


Red velvet petals, soft to the touch
Never has one rose inspired so much
A scent so calming, beautiful and true
Enriched by the sparkling diamonds of dew

Yet underneath the gentle exterior waits
A warrior protecting these heavenly gates
Sharp thorns run up this slim stem of green
Proving not everything is as it seems

This thorned beauty teaches a lesson, take heed
How something so gorgeous evolves from a seed
Standing so tall, so delicate yet strong
Standing for love, for whats right and wrong

Rich ruby reds, glistening with tears
A fragile masterpiece, matured over years
Beauty and strength come together as one
Inspiring more hearts as this life goes on

*Gem*
Copyright©GemmaStott2007

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  • 3 years ago

    by Amberinaa

    Wow, this is so beautiful. The flow was flawless. Xo

  • 5 years ago

    by James Pike

    Very lovely poem. Very few think about the dangerous part of a beautiful rose, those thorns can hurt. How something so lovely, can be so hurtful at the same time.....truly is the nature of life. I love this piece.

  • 8 years ago

    by SashaMirage

    Wow this is one of the best poems that I have ever read. It is truely poetic art and inspiring for all of those who want to be a true poet. The rose indeed is a flower which is different than all others because it symbolizes love. You portrayed this in a very romantic way. Your words were so smooth and beautiful that I felt at peace with everything in the moment I was reading it. And that's what I believe is truely what poetry should be about, making you forget everything around you. And through this beautiful description you did exactly that. I wish there were something higher than a 5 to give this poem .

  • 8 years ago

    by Lesbian Natalie

    Roses are my favorite flowers, and this makes me think of them... Roses do something to me... you did a great job....wish I was as good of a poet as you are..

  • 8 years ago

    by KemistryKia

    I loved it
    especially the flow
    it was perfect