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Kathleen Janz-Anderson

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She Picks the Rose and Dances
by Kathleen Janz-Anderson

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I'm still haunted by the way I saw a girl in junior high being scoffed and laughed at. In this poem, she doesn't let them get to her. She picks the rose and dances.



Once a young one
Cheeks of butter

     Soft

          & Sweet

Full of marvel
She plucked a rose
     Spinning circles

          Full

               Of

                    Life & Laughter

How the change
Comes so quickly

     Words

          Brutal

               Searing

Judgment

Held

     Like

          Candy

Superior smiles
Turn to rage

     Cursing

          Ugly

               Venom

Taller now
They stride away

     From

          This

               Broken

                    Heart

In a dream
A better world

     She

          Picks

               The

                    Rose & Dances

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/24/2013
I know about the cruelty of bullying since I experienced it as a child because my parents were immigrants and we were not readily "accepted" in the community. Well done, Kathleen. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/15/2013
This is lovely Kathleen!
to many mean spirited people
gentle beauty, I hope she recovered

Love's Bouquet & Sweet Perfume
Vickie
Reviewed by Thomas Mutchler 1/10/2013
This work is sweetness.

Tom
Reviewed by Margaret Blake 10/29/2012
There are always bullies ... but to rise above their hate and predujice is worthy of flowers ...
A Woman of Substance ... an inspiring story I read many years ago.
And congratulations on your award. Cheers Margaret Rose Blake.
Reviewed by Chris Vaillancourt 9/14/2012
Nice work and beautiful verse !
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/19/2012
Kathleen,
Wow, this speaks volumes. Bullying is rampant in schools today. Something should be done! This poem is awesome, love it! My Grandchildren are in school, one in high school and they see it everyday!

Many blessings,
+Linda
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/19/2012
Shades of “The Color Purple.” The fate of too many women who have lost a child the dances to the flowers in the field.

Ron
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 8/18/2012
Excellent work, Kathleen
Reviewed by Iris Forrester 8/18/2012
A perfect few words paint a heart-breaking picture, but with that hope for a better future at the end. Kathleen's words always move me!
Reviewed by pat medlin 8/18/2012
these scattered words say so much...'she picks the roses and dances'...wonderful title...it drew me in ...so glad it did
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 8/18/2012
well penned and orchastrated i enjoyed this
budd



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