Full Title Quote: A Rose Can Live Among The Thorns, And Yet Never Be Injured By Them.
A rose is pure beyond compare
Its fragrance floating in the air
Delicately soft, colour supreme
A joy to behold whenever seen
Yet closely by are many a thorn
Sharp, destructive, everything torn
That touches on its razor tip
Be careful or we soon will rip
Never-the-less we love the rose
Its Heavenly beauty juxtapose
To the thorn, the contrast stands
Clearly evident throughout our lands
We can learn from this flower
A higher meaning to give us power
Heaven on Earth is here to see
When we focus on beauty clearly
There will always be thorns around
Tearing, gripping, taking hearts to the ground
People, the media, elite powers, dreadful deeds
Cut through with all the negativity it feeds
But we can live among the thorns always
And let them be, purity in forgiveness stays
We blossom and grow in beauty and joy
If our discerning perception we employ
So live your beauty, Heaven scent
Colour your days, life is meant
To be a gift from a Higher Power
Be a rose, God’s precious flower
Trina Graves – 12th March 2019
About This Poem
In a good writing flow, I had done a ‘Vision’ poem and an ‘Affirming Of The Classics’ so I decided to do a ‘Quote’ poem next. I read through my list of quotes to use and this one stood out immediately, so I didn’t bother to continue looking.
All of the writing flowed easily, but when the word ‘juxtapose’ came into my head I had no idea what it meant, so had to check my dictionary to see…
Juxtapose – to place side by side.
Perfect!!! And yet another sign for me that my writing is guided.
Today I had two poems ready to post, but was unsure which to choose. Anyone who reads my posts often will see the close link I have with Amira of BodyAndSoulNourishmentBlog, we’ve never met, but have discovered a wonderful connection across the world. The synchronicities between us happen so often that it is with no hesitation I chose this poem to add today, because Amira has also today posted a poem about roses, by one of my favourite people to use quotes from: Ralph Waldo Emerson.