Mary Roach

Rookie (October 6th 1993 / St. Joseph MO)

Can You Imagine - Poem by Mary Roach

A rose with out a petal
A dog without a bone
A cat without a mouse
A skin without a tone

A girl without a mother
A boy without a car
A box without a lid
Love without a scar

A tree without leaves
A heart without pain
A lonely man with empty pockets
A life with nothing to gain

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Comments about Can You Imagine by Mary Roach

  • (2/2/2010 8:09:00 AM)


    'A rose with out a petal'
    definitely
    'A dog without a bone'
    a bit harder, but yes
    'A cat without a mouse'
    of course, it's pretty straightforward
    'A skin without a tone'
    I guess it'd be white then?
    'A girl without a mother'
    There's plenty of those unfortunately
    'A boy without a car'
    definitely
    'A box without a lid'
    what's so special about that?
    'Love without a scar'
    well... it's possible!
    'A tree without leaves'
    seen those
    'A heart without pain'
    felt that before
    'A lonely man with empty pockets'
    seen some of those
    'A life with nothing to gain'
    felt like that once upon a time

    well... try make things more contradictory, more oxymoron-ish, or simply more astounding next time you use that wonderful title, ok?
    :)

    -Cheng Zheng
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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