Like a Rose

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I gave the gift of an Angel
prayed for it to
watch over
…protect
as I too was given mine
because love gives without
expectation of reward
or return

and,

like a rose, I opened myself up
to grow within its light.

Drink with me to days gone by
for they will never come again
nor should they
Yet,
memories will remain in gold
…untarnished

But on days like these
it’s nice to cup that warmth
Hold it for a while
sipping at the splendor
Life’s richest palate upon the tongue
slip it down
blend it with our inner spectrum
breathe it quietly for a while
revel in its feel
then,
with a sigh of blessed gratitude
give it back unto the world.

~*~

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Shared with Carry on Tuesday #146 Drink with me to days gone by
dVersePoets OpenLinkNight #33

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

32 thoughts on “Like a Rose”

  1. Such an exquisite play on words and feelings. So deep, delicate and lovely, just like the Rose and you.

  2. So beautiful …the picture of the rose is exquisite and your poetry is on a par …beautfiul thanks again x x

  3. giving it up is the ultimate gift to one’s self and the world. you write this delicately and beautifully. your words play off the image so well. it’s a special treat as a reader.

  4. Indeed, how beauitful love is! I truly enjoyed reading this poem, and I want to bask in love, too! =] Bravo.

  5. This is a beautiful poem … I enjoyed it from beginning to end – I loved how it looked on the page and everything!

    My favourite lines:

    Drink with me to days gone by
    for they will never come again
    nor should they
    Yet,
    memories will remain in gold
    …untarnished

    I’ll drink to that!

  6. lots of really nice sentiments here. The opening stanza with the idea of reward and return and the ending stanza I see as an appreciation/obligation type of message, which I agree with. Beautifully displayed piece. Really like these lines a lot:blend it with our inner spectrum
    breathe it quietly for a while
    revel in its feel
    then,
    with a sigh of blessed gratitude
    give it back unto the world.

    Great job. Thanks

  7. So beautiful, entrancing….I fell into a spell as I read. Love that the memories bring gratitude and that you then pass those outward to the world……….sigh. Just beautiful.

  8. I agree with Ayala about those lines… They snagged my heart and wouldn’t let go. I also loved the image of cupping the warmth and sipping. Just a lovely piece!

  9. Serene and beautiful…love these lines…breathe it quietly for a while
    revel in its feel
    then,
    with a sigh of blessed gratitude
    give it back unto the world.

  10. Very interesting. Lots of pertinent thoughts throughout this piece. I particularly like the part about looking back and perusing good times in our lives like a warm drink that’s carefully sipped, aromatic and full.

  11. Came here straight from Tash’s place, where the mood today is a bit angry – justifiably so – so to find this soothing, calming peaceful poem was balm for the soul.

  12. Such a nice surreal scene you set. But warm apple juice would make me fret. So I’ll take that cold and let the rest of the warmth take hold..haha

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