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The pale upturned hand caresses the stem of the rose

The unassailing scent wafts up to tease the nostrils

With numb regard she views the ruby petals

Plink, plink, plink lull the rhythmic droplets

Red petals carelessly pulled, drift to the floor

Joining the river of blood forming around the tub base

One petal lands upon the cold stainless knife

The weapon of choice in a move of utter desperation

Red for red, eye for eye, the deed is done



(c) Rose Limongi 2004



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Reviewed by Amanda Jones
Your words weave a complicated story of death, justice, and deep meaning. In every syllable I see an expert trying something new, something that comes so very naturally to her

- - - You are a writer by heart, and by choice. Your acute attention to subtle and obvious detail is beautiful.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
An ending in red, that is not meant to be. Didn't think before or went wacky before, anyway is a sorry sad story of life ended.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Some strong emotions in your "Red for Red". It expresses a point that has gone far beyond mere sadness. There is something cold and final. Your poem elicits much feeling.
Reviewed by Art Sun
A nice work of thought, though the view of revenge is well displayed within this poetic expression eye for an eye...Red for red....the deed is done...

nice work.....Art Sun...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Graphic and powerfully meaningful, Rose. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by jude forese
powerful effect!
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
Wraps the Rose in a tender blanket and cradles it

Things are never that bad. But you have created an awesome thing of beauty here
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
I can feel the blade in this one...expertly penned!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
chilling but very effective write, rose; thanks for shaqring!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This is chilling, though exquisitely written!
I hope it's not anyone you know, too many go that route.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
OMG, am I reading you right, a tear jerker if I am.

:( love
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