Kevin Patrick

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A Rose Grows In The Night


A rose grows in the night
Lit beneath the diamond lights
Petals smooth in silken magic
Blossom crimson shaded fabric
I touch the stem and thorns
Disappear from their tragic court
Scent regales the pollens nectar
That sings in childhood's laughter
Where smiles are like roses
That grow inside the night

Submitted: Monday, May 07, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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  • Bronze Star - 7,301 Points Daniel Brick (1/9/2015 9:41:00 PM)

    There's a turning in this poem with the lines I TOUCH THE STEM AND THORNS/TURN AWAY FROM THEIR TRAGIC COURT. I assume this has to do with the the possibility of the thorns piercing flesh. But the poem then turns and echoes its beginning with the play and innocence of children. If I'm reading it rightly, this is a rescued ending of a poem that could have turned out badly. The children saved the day and the rose. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,387 Points Valsa George (11/4/2014 9:38:00 PM)

    Beauty in words blossomed into a rose! I get an exotic fragrance too! Loved reading this! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,237 Points Ramesh Rai (10/4/2014 6:12:00 AM)

    Kevin Patrick is the another name of rainbow of poetry. i wish you all the best. Go ahead my friend tomorrow is yours. full marks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 343 Points F. J. Thomas (7/31/2014 10:16:00 AM)

    A beautiful night indeed Kevin. You've captured beautiful imagery in this short piece. Very Nice :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,113 Points Walterrean Salley (5/12/2012 10:08:00 PM)

    Awwww. What a lovely poem. Petals smooth in silken magic Blossom crimson shaded fabric... The rose is unique indeed. It is a staple among flowers - been around for ages, and is still going quite strong. A delightful sharing. (Report) Reply

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