A Single Black Rose
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Saturday, March 29, 2003
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* This was written for a lovely sweet soul, who goes by the name of "Black Roses", hence the title of the poem.
A single black rose,
Sprang up from between,
The faded blooms of yesterday-
Amid the red roses,
And silver thorns…
What a beautiful thing it was!
How rare to find it there-
Hidden between the rocks and stones,
So sad to see it there alone…
I marvel at its strength,
How it has weathered the many storms,
Though its lovely petals are tattered and torn,
The beauty still dwells within…
The hidden beauty so deep within,
The treasure it will bring,
To one who has the heart to hold,
Such a delicate flower grown in the cold,
Dark and lovely light of the Hunter’s Moon…
Spring must not come too soon!
I do wish to see it die,
Or its beauty lie
On the harsh ground,
I could not bear the sound,
Of it’s silent weeping,
Its dark blood seeping,
Like silent tears that fall
Down my cheeks in grief
To see such beauty that calls
Me to this hidden sight,
In the dark of the night…
Intoxicating me with its sweet fragrance,
Burning my heart with sad remembrance.
Of all the beauty I have ever seen,
This single rose so pale against the deeper green…
Drawing me to a secret place,
To a place where I’ve never been,
To watch with silent joy,
As a single black rose,
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|Reviewed by Oisín Breen
|a single piece of majesty|
|Reviewed by Tony Nerone
|Good Morning, Retta
Your verse was magnificent in this awesome poem.
|Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
|Breathtakingly beautiful, Reindeer. What a unique subject and handling.|
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
|This is unique. Are you an 'Individualist" my friend? My G-Pa used to call me that, lol. Simply terrific.
Love, Janet xoxoxo
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Your poetry is exquisite!|
|Reviewed by B Thomas Daniels
|Beautiful write Reindeer, I also agree strongly with Bill's and Kate's comments, your a wonderful poet.
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Wonderful write and very inspirational!
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Watch Those Thorns Hidden Between Those Rocks N Stones__
Good Read & Write....
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|Retta, wonderful poem. Your words sing and the poem flys very high. You are God's
hand maiden of poetry. Very very good. bill
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|A superb piece of poetry. ~Trish~|
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|A stunning write...From a very talented hand.....ty, Dani|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|pure excellence in this write, reindeer! outstanding job! love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)|
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|Retta you made me see the hidden beauty of this black rose...wonderfully written..great lines..Floria|
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|This is a beautiful write!|
|Reviewed by Jack Roberts
|Beautiful write Retta!
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|mamamiya......this is beautiful.....you are a rose in full bloom
|Reviewed by john zimmerman
|beautiful as a single rose
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|You are an expert poetress. Great write.|