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The Red Rose
by John Rockie Coppolella
Monday, August 23, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A blooming rose is made more beautiful by its thorns. It is a contradiction of joy and sorrow.


 

 

I am the red rose plucked from a stem,

I am pierced with ironic thorns,

I am pierced with thorns,
 

I am pierced,

I am.


An idiot holds his bauble for a god

His Folly brings sorrow,

  Free him now,

Free him,

Free.


If sin then comes back again,

It is a dangerous thing,

Kill it quickly.

Kill it,

Kill.



Drive a stake through its heart,

Burn it with a gasoline fire,

Destroy it totally

Destroy it,

Destroy.


Trouble lives in the heartbeat of a fool,

His dance mix drumz redrum,

Murda Murda Jesus,

Murda Jesus,

Murda.



Satan the Prince of Darkness,

Jesus the light of the world,

Jesus is the light,

Jesus is,

Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 4/6/2011
soothing to the soul today, just a fantastic read.
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 1/12/2011
"The Red Rose" or those roses are really beautiful, Starman. And indeed Jesus is! He is the light of the entire world. God bless!!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/2/2010
This style is NEW for you, I think...
I find it very inspiring and kinda'sad!
The I light up with its LOVE!
Thank You from my heart to YOUR HEART STARMAN!♥
WRITE ON!
Jesus is our light within and may we reflect his light OUTWARD! to OTHERS...
Passionate, SHEEooox
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/27/2010
I like the form and the message, a poem that makes me think and that's good.
Reviewed by John Coppolella 8/26/2010
Thanks, Regis. I sure did make those typos. Lol. Gosh, I was trying to be so careful, even though I knew the correct usage. Corrected twice. Thank you for pointing that out. The review process is ITS own reward. That is what IT'S all about. ;)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/26/2010
I agree that a red rose is a very powerful symbol and your verses give the reader pause for reflection, Rockie. In both your introduction and in the poem, you mean to write "its" (the possessive) as opposed to "it's" which of course means, "it is." I often make typos and appreciate when others point them out so I can correct them and they do not detract from the message. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/25/2010
good one Star, I'm a fan of using the rose in my verse, sometimes I practically beat it to death, cheerio
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/24/2010
Really You Should Place Red Rose In Your Bedroom Even If Artificial It Will Bring Peace To That Room...

Place One By Your Desk Where You Write (Computer)In Same!

TRASK
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/24/2010
Very prophetic and seems to fit with the national mood of today, waiting, praying for a positive outcome...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/24/2010
Wow, this is an intensely inspirational poem, I wasn't sure where you were going with this until the last two stanzas made it crystal clear!

Peace, love and light

Amber "V"
Reviewed by YADUVANSHI NEHA 8/24/2010
very well description of rose...
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