'Twas Not A Rose Poem by Subroto Chatterjee

'Twas Not A Rose

Rating: 5.0

'Twas not a rose,
Though it had thorns.
Was it a pose?
Was it a con?

'Twas not a plant
But an implant
But 'twas not a rose
But pretty, pretty, prose.

'Twas what it did,
In a clever, clever bid,
It nefariously slid,
In whatever was hid.

'Twas a cunning plan,
Which went hand in hand;
'Twas a sharp tongue, and a sharper mind.
'Twas both that gave meaning to humankind.

09th April 2009
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Subroto Chatterjee

Mel Vincent Basconcillo 11 April 2009

fine diction, easy flow, amazing imagination and enjoyable to read 10+++++

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Subroto Chatterjee 11 April 2009

Amit, Even I didn't think it the way you expressed your feelings about my poem. Phew! Now I await your dissection of 'One Day in The Life of Ivan Gesticulatovich'. Cheers. Subroto.

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Rajkumar Mukherjee 11 April 2009

Dear Subroto, A lovely little poem, poignant words, meaningful expression, free flow of rhyme.Definitely the latest(shall we call it NANO) . Last four lines are beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a nice poem. A 10 from me - Rajkumar

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Miriam Maia Padua 18 August 2009

unique thoughts...brilliantly chosen very nice idea..the title itself is intriguing i love to read this.. 10+++ lovelots, Maia

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Alison Cassidy 17 August 2009

A fascinating poem with a nice tight structure (lovely rhythm) and an intriguing set of propositions which could be interpreted in so many ways. There is something of A A Milne about the piece and a hint of 'The Little Prince' too. Charming. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Shashendra Amalshan 09 August 2009

hey sir! ! ! ! I went through your poems collection and sort of randomly picked this one.. I was kinda interested in the title! ! ! And I'm very glad I did! ! this is good.. very clever and well expressed.. I like the word play here, that keep the reader interested though out! ! And as always, very insightful and good food for thought... with lots of lovess shan

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Ashraful Musaddeq 29 May 2009

A brilliant poem, I love it...10

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Kesav Easwaran 02 May 2009

Good and bad...the pros and corns...together they exist in humankind as rose and thorns do in plants...the words there play a more insightful game...10

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