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,
An idiot holds his bauble for a god
His Folly brings sorrow,
Free him now,
If sin then comes back again,
It is a dangerous thing,
Kill it quickly.
Drive a stake through its heart,
Burn it with a gasoline fire,
Destroy it totally
Trouble lives in the heartbeat of a fool,
His dance mix drumz redrum,
Murda Murda Jesus,
Satan the Prince of Darkness,
Jesus the light of the world,
Jesus is the light,
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|soothing to the soul today, just a fantastic read.
|Reviewed by Clarence Prince
|"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
|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!♥
Jesus is our light within and may we reflect his light OUTWARD! to OTHERS...
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|I like the form and the message, a poem that makes me think and that's good.|
|Reviewed by John Coppolella
|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
|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,
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|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
|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!
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Very prophetic and seems to fit with the national mood of today, waiting, praying for a positive outcome...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|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
|Reviewed by YADUVANSHI NEHA
|very well description of rose...|