A Rose

How can I compare thee to a Rose ?

You have a less pleasing effect on my nose.

And why malign that innocent tree
Which unlike you
Has never hurt me.

I could liken you to a summer`s day...

But I really don`t feel inclined that way.


Poetry by Yanto
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Written on 2016-01-30 at 22:18

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That last line is so indifferent, which is probably worse than thorny, since what it really says is: "I don't even care enough to be mad." Nicely composed, despite the bitterness and disillusionment.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
It would appear as if the bloom is off the rose. This is a delightfully bitter poem.

Nancy Sikora
Don't forget that roses have thorns.