Lol, the problem is we tend to follow the heart way more then the mind, but the answer to our troubles is not following the mind alone but a perfect balance is the perfect path, but rarely do we choose it. The good news is when we travel a balanced path rarely do we fall, hence the lonely rose. Thanks for your very kind words and the encouragement. I hope everyone enjoys them, and I have a couple of more poems from the fortress coming up, but I don't want to bore people with too many at once, so I'll wait to get some more feedback :).
True, I read this poem many times, each while concentrated on a specific part of it, but taking a look at it after reading the comment made it so obvious. I didn't even need to look, great comment, I'll rewrite this and I think I'll even take a look at earlier poems. The "The" issue has never crossed my mind before, thanks for pointing it out.