Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Life Is Not A Bed Of Roses - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Knowing you would be
coming back to my place
I bestrewed our bed
with red

rose
petals
dozens & dozens of roses
petal upon petal until

it appeared
like something out of a fairy tale.

***

That night we broke up
& I couldn't sleep
(slept on the floor
all week)

only changing the sheets
when the roses didn't smell like roses
no more.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011


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