Theodora (Theo) Onken

(Washington State)

((( Solitare Rose)))


A Solitary Rose 'tis growing...
In a Garden filled to the full with weeds...
With velvet soft petals of 'deep' red...
Today, that red Rose simply bleeds;

'Tis not the thorns of her stems...
Nor the lack of mother nurture nor care...
Its more the torments O' time...eons...
That bleeds out the Rose in despair;

For their 'tis n'er a good outcome...!
For people who practice to do deliberate wrong...! !
Only hope for the flowers that give joy to the Earth...!
For 'tis to this Earthly sod that they truly belong;

June 7,2010

The Essence

Submitted: Monday, June 07, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (((( Solitare Rose))) by Theodora (Theo) Onken )

Enter the verification code :

  • Patricia Grantham (8/10/2013 6:44:00 PM)

    A solitary rose that stands out just like a thistle amidst the
    thorns. Even a thing of beauty may withstand the test of time.
    The roots grows very deep into the earth where the Sun can't
    reach and burn it up. An inspiring write. (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (8/5/2013 7:29:00 PM)

    RoseAnn - thank you again dear! So glad that you liked this one. Your comments are always appreciated.
    Best regards,
    Theo (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Our Secret, Michael McParland
  2. The Way I See It Now, Buxton Shippy
  3. OSU Force, Michael McParland
  4. One More Chance, Michael McParland
  5. One In The Chamber, Michael McParland
  6. One In A Million, Michael McParland
  7. Oh What A Fool, Michael McParland
  8. Oh Praise And Rejoice, Michael McParland
  9. Obsessive/Oblivious, Michael McParland
  10. Numb, Michael McParland

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]