Poem. Crimson Rose by the author R. A. Lovelace. Enjoy these summer days with your family and friends. Art is Everywhere!
The rose embraced the lattice
as it climbed to reach the sky
it’s subtle shade of crimson
to be adored by tearful eye.
As the rose did reach for glory
the warming sun gave its caress
in the earth it’s seed was planted
coolness lingered, gave success.
Of the earth the rose protected
the flower knew the price it owed
to share it’s beauty and it’s essence
to offer love then watch it grow.
There was always hope for beauty
but the blessing came at cost
to touch the rose as it did grow
brought pain that was not sought.
There were scarred ones ever present
whose search for glory met the thorn
these undeserved jumped from stem to stem
their lack of loving brought them scorn.
So as the rose grew slowly
those that looked on it in awe
were given gifts of kindness
the scarred ones hearts did never thaw.
Then the lattice ended
no more room for rose to grow
as the flower reached the top
the stem did halt it’s steady flow.
At that there was a sight to see
all that looked upon did sigh
the rose began to bloom at last
all watched with steady eye.
As the flower opened
it’s beauty seemed to tint the sky
all those present stood in silence
while unmatched beauty came to eye.
There was a scream of pain and loss
as hate and horror left the others
the haunted cry for understanding
was met with the touch of brothers.
As the flower showed itself
it offered peace and love
it’s beauty and its essence
swept upon them from above.
all who thought, and dreamed and loved
were blessed with peaceful calm
and forgiveness for the scarred ones
came upon them all in song.
The lesson of the rose is known
there is pain in loving others
there is scarring from the thorns of life
there is joy in loving brothers.
So when you sense its essence
and you look upon it’s beauty
remember you are not alone
living your life fully is your duty.