to those who wonder what life is about


A Black Rose Wilting From Within - Poem by to those who wonder what life is about

Can you see the black rose
sitting there in the field
all alone among other roses
that are red and white

Why does this one rose
stand alone among them all?
Could it be because it is black
and not like the rest

Some admire to stand alone
in a world that can be so cold
Some despise to stand apart
by others from which they get support

Look closer - still closer
for you can begin to see
the black rose start to wilt
from within.

Why not from without
you might ask.
Standing alone gets lonely
the rose wants to change to be like others

Only to kill off
the unique beauty that is held
within to be shown without, so
the black rose is wilting from within not without


Comments about A Black Rose Wilting From Within by to those who wonder what life is about

  • (6/29/2007 2:46:00 PM)

    This poem reflects your name on the site. This is an amazing poem! I love it.10 FROM ME. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2007 11:00:00 PM)

    Black is beautiful, so this poem.10 for it. (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoo (3/25/2007 12:57:00 PM)

    wow, this is a signature poem. i love. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/20/2007 12:46:00 AM)

    I was waiting for this poem ever since you changed your pen name. Nice write. Zen (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011


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