Buxton Shippy

Rookie - 182 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

If I Were A Rose - Poem by Buxton Shippy

A single rose buds in total darkness,
Rises above despondency.
If I were a rose,
I would be a prayer for the hurting;
Rather than embracing isms,
Dressed in ecclesiastical robes.
If I were a rose,
Poverty would lose its potency,
Right after the arms race cease.
And surely, politicians and lawyers
Would be forced to tell the truth.
If I were a rose,
The English language would be easier
And I would not have to struggle
To write this poem.


Comments about If I Were A Rose by Buxton Shippy

  • Rookie - 347 Points David Wood (4/22/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    I like it. A lovely thought provoking poem.10/10 (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 496 Points Subbaraman N V (4/21/2013 7:47:00 AM)

    True! Very much true! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/12/2013 9:20:00 PM)

    Buxton Shippy a great call a great write (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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