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Nicole GravellPellerino

Rookie - 82 Points (04/09/1986 / Buffalo, Ny)

A Single Rose


When reality turns to memory
A single rose stands apart
Its bright petals turn to gray
The color drains
But the flower remains
The single rose keeps the memory alive
Tears from the eyes
Drip the color away
Creating a puddle of red
A single rose dulled
It stands alone
Apart from others
Beautifully gray and original
The single rose reminds us
Of the past days
In which the tears drained the colors away
A red puddle stands motionless
Below that brittle rose
The petals wither away
Falling one by one
Floating peacefully upon that puddle
They soak up what was lost
Revived with color
Sitting on the ground untouched
The stems still remains
Hung up and dry
That's when the single rose turns memory into reality

Submitted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Topic of this poem: art


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  • Silver Star - 9,377 Points Roseann Shawiak (4/16/2014 12:24:00 AM)

    Totally awesome poem! ! ! I give you 10 - 10's! ! Really love it.
    So poignantly portrayed memories turned to reality. Great
    poem. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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