Gladys Brown Prince

Freshman - 926 Points (May 14 / Jamaica W1)

The Rose Without A Thorn - Poem by Gladys Brown Prince

When last upon a sunlit morn
Did you gaze on the flowerbed at dawn
And seeing a rose without a thorn
You wondered where all the thorns had gone
The stem so smooth where green leaves shoot
Reminds us so much how nature is aloof

Now one hesitate to anticipate
The changes that the one so great
Could cause upon the earth He creates
To have effect upon the human race
And cause to think without a wink
That nature's never on the brink

A rose without a thorn you see
Is often on a sunlit morn
Dressed by that Someone at dawn
To serve Him first without alarm
Who needs the flower to adorn
The beauty only a rose can form

For as you know the rose without a thorn
Spells safety from the human storm
No bells to tell when there's a spell
But prickles left cause you to tell
That rose with thorns will cause you to fear
The thorns it wears is just to scare

The prickles as you rightly see
Was thus place there for you and me
To see the beauty of that tree
And know that its to some degree
Must have some safety net yet free
For birds to sing and bees to sting

So in real life there is for you to see
There's no rose without the prickly thorns
No sun will rise without a dawn
No sunset bliss without the mist
No road so straight without a twist
There's never a rose without a thorn.

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  • Clarence Prince (5/31/2012 10:42:00 AM)

    Indeed, it's a very good read, a well written poem, Gladys! Well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 21, 2010

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