Devorah Seidenfeld

(Brooklyn, NY)

An Ordinary Rose - Poem by Devorah Seidenfeld

I saw a rose, an ordinary rose
It struggled to be seen
In a garden overgrown
With harsh reality. I saw a rose, an ordinary rose
And this rose spoke to me,
Pleading for attention:
Is beauty not a need? I stopped to touch this ordinary rose
And it reached out to me,
Imparting its sweet fragrance
To my senses gratefully. I saw a man, an ordinary man
Who struggled to be seen,
His spirit languished on the streets
In dire neglect and need. I stopped to help this ordinary man
Who struggled to be seen,
And like the rose that bloomed with care
He too reached out to me. Fate placed these roses in our midst
So why should we complain?
Remember who created them
Who witnesses their pain. When next you meet that special rose
That struggles to be seen,
Remember, but for fate alone
That could be you or me.

Comments about An Ordinary Rose by Devorah Seidenfeld

  • Mockingjay Mellark (5/1/2014 5:13:00 PM)

    Very nice and so true (Report) Reply

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  • (8/6/2006 11:21:00 PM)

    Oh is that ever true. Splendid work darling. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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