To Paint The Crowd With Roses

by Ben Pickard   Feb 19, 2018

The flowers bloom below the sun -
the spring has quashed the gloom.
The winter's gone and done is done;
I dress these wounds anew.

The sky fell down upon my head -
the lightning burnt my course,
but let me put these weeds to bed
and offer my remorse.

The blades of grass aren't always green -
the sky not always blue;
but I won't dwell on what has been,
nor tread on what I grew.

Embrace the warmth - the summer comes -
it lifts a heavy cloud;
I will evolve and will become
a rose that paints the crowd.


~ Ben Pickard 2018


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  • 1 year ago

    by Sai

    The most eloquent piece of poetry I've read in a while. Well done!

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Sai - your poetry is wonderful so you praise is taken very well indeed.
      Thank you

  • 1 year ago

    by Nee

    Wow, I will keep saying that you use beautiful rhyme in your poetry, Ben. I think the majority of the rhymed poetry that I read here is forced rhyme, but somehow you manage to always know how to give music to your poems without sounding forced.
    The poem flows so beautifully, and the image in it is outstanding and unique.

    I really enjoy your poems. You're a wonderful poet!
    Thank you for giving me the chance to enjoy this :)


    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you so much, Nee. Your comment means a lot to me as I do predominantly write in rhyme.
      I do agree that the trouble with that is it can come off as forced but if I ever read a poem back that I have written that doesn't sound natural, I tend to throw it away and try again!
      Take care

  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    Breathtaking, Ben. Congrats on the win! I hope you continue to bless us with your gorgeous writing.

    Take care!

  • 1 year ago

    by ElegantRose

    There are no words. I started reading this and it really drew me in. When I got to the end I was blew away. All I could think was, wow! It's mind blowing.

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I'm glad you enjoyed it, ER - thank you

  • 1 year ago

    by Bleu

    This is absolutely stunning! The imagery, the warmth of the words in every line.. Ben, You truly took my breath away!!

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