Leria Hawkins

Veteran Poet - 1,511 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

Skin Deep - Poem by Leria Hawkins

Who would think a rose so sweet
Would dry and crumble at my feet
And blooms that scent my night and day
Would steal my heart, then fade away

With petals soft and fondly red
Sweet essence fills my addled head
Then turns to dust before my eyes
Leaving naught, but my surprise

Who would think such thorny vine
Could lift a blossom as divine
And by the stem on which it stands
Could so wrong my offered hand

Such strength and beauty is rarely true
A blessing owned by very few
As 'neath the soil, in winters keep
There sleeps a rose to tear my cheek

Who would think that perfect bloom
Could be a bane, a curse of doom
So fine a sight, yet in disguise
A rose to prick and blind my eyes

Topic(s) of this poem: Love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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Copyright © 2013 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

Comments about Skin Deep by Leria Hawkins

  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (4/12/2014 8:45:00 AM)

    Beautiful words Leria, I must purchase a garden of roses to keep me 39 forever. Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (4/12/2014 12:51:00 AM)

    This is beautiful poetry with a smooth flow and nice rhyme.Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (4/12/2014 12:31:00 AM)

    Wow! What a beautiful poem you've written, I'm totally impressed! It gets 10/10 from me.
    The title is appropriate, the rhyming is superb, the expressions poetic:
    'Such strength and beauty is rarely true
    A blessing owned by very few
    But ‘neath the soil, in winters keep
    There sleeps a rose to tear my cheek' - Few can match such poetic expression.
    'Who would think that perfect bloom
    Could be a bane, a curse of doom
    So fine a sight, yet in disguise
    A rose to prick and blind my eyes' - Ah! What a heartfelt outpouring! Wonderful, very well done!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, April 18, 2014


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