Treasure Island

Michael Koelliker

(August 26th,1991 / Victorville, California)

A Single Black Rose

A single Black Rose to turn the tide
A single Black Rose to make one die
A single Black Rose to ensnare the soul
A single Black Rose to widen that hole

A single Black Rose to melt the heart
A single Black Rose to force a start
A single Black Rose to entwine the bodies
A single Black Rose to dictate the deaths of these

A single Black Rose to lie upon her breast
A single Black Rose to stop the tears from soaking his vest
A single Black Rose to mourn this memory
A single Black Rose to become a plot in this cemetery

A single Black Rose to take a life
A single Black Rose to end his strife.


Submitted: Sunday, May 04, 2008

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  • Chantel Weston (10/11/2008 1:03:00 AM)

    this is amazing! ! it shows many sides to one thing but it never makes the meaning of the one before fade! ! ! !
    i hope you understand what i just wrote! ! (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (6/28/2008 6:05:00 PM)

    The choice here was to recommernd or not to recommend this poem. I liked
    the repetition of the Single Black Rose but I didn't like the rhymes very much.
    There is a fine line here that I simply chose not to cross. I decided not to recommend it.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Yuri Duraan (5/4/2008 2:08:00 PM)

    A single black rose happens to be symbolise a lot of things in my own life... it is sensual and epitomises beauty and individuality... it is a powerful poem and even the death is not a sad affair, but almost a celebration. (Report) Reply

  • Aaminah Ottley (5/4/2008 8:55:00 AM)

    I really love this one. While initially others may see only death and depression, I see a man who has love, has passion, has pain...I see proof that he his alive! I think this is my new favorite. (Report) Reply

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