a sad rose 

in the orphanage


waits to be adopted 

for many lonely years


nobody wants her


people prefer 

flowers with no thorns...



◄ Little Bird

Alcoholic’s Prayer ►


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Thu 19th Sep 2019 13:42

Thank you very much.

Julia x

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Jason Bayliss

Tue 17th Sep 2019 16:34

Sadly people do prefer a thorn free bloom, which is ironic really because all of us blooms have thorns, but at least a rose wears them honestly for all to see.

J. x

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Tue 17th Sep 2019 12:51

Few words by a budding poet.Well done.

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keith jeffries

Tue 17th Sep 2019 11:43


A poem which speaks to those who adopt for their own sake and not for the needs of the child. Problematic but your words ring true.I know of one such sad rose who has turned into the most beautiful blossom.
Thank you for this

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