The Rose

The flowers unfold

as I pick the rose

walking in the park

way after dark

with my boyfriend.


I lift the rose

as i climb the fence

wondering what the passer-by thinks

of me and my boyfriend.


he lends me a hand

as he stands on the pavement

smiling with his eyes

this handsome man,

my boyfriend.


the passer-by stops

as i begin to laught

happy that we'd made it

having shared another day

with my boyfriend.


the passer-by passes

as we cross the road

holding hands, going home

and i smell the rose

together with my boyfriend.


◄ the death

Me Myself and I----A Mermaids Song ►


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Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:43

hi I should say thanks to all and thanks to the two people I captured in words, see I was the passer--by, and they were such a lovely scene that a poem came on (that's why the passer-by stopped to say hi while she grabbed pen and pad from bag, and then I moved on but kept looking back watching as the finally made it, held hands walked down to the traffic lights crossed the street, squeezed each other and yup, she smelled the rose...and it WAS a rose a yellowish one...lovely scene. I am not a voyeur I am a poet and therefore I love the beauty in life.

I must say they were pleasant to me when I stopped, considering. Maybe they thought I'd report the theft of a rose from the public park, or maybe they were too loved up to even care!

I have performed this peace-so not me- and always people get joy from it; so i do it..ahhh the sacrifice we make for art!!!!!ha ha

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Rachel McGladdery

Tue 19th Jan 2010 21:21

Liked this too, I agree with Francine about the smiling with his eyes, I also really enjoyed: 'wondering what the passer-by thinks

of me and my boyfriend.' I remember feeling like that. Lovely poem,

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Tue 19th Jan 2010 21:13

I like the simplicity and innocence of this Beulah...

I love it when they do this ; )
'smiling with his eyes'

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Tue 19th Jan 2010 18:28

Hi Beulah lovely gentle positive poem
you still have a typo though line 4 first verse 'after' I think it should read, not that it spoils a lovely poem.
Luv TC X

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Andy N

Tue 19th Jan 2010 14:07

beauitful stuff.. really enjoyed this

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Tue 19th Jan 2010 13:33

Good afternoon Beulah.Thank you for this very sweet poem.So that it is,nt spoiled may I respectfully and helpfully ask you to check spellings and spaces.I sincerely hope you are well and genuinely look forward to reading more of your brilliant work.thank you-Stefan

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Tue 19th Jan 2010 11:21

A perfect ode to young love! S x

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