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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/957164-Rose-Garden
by Joy
Rated: 18+ · Book · Drama · #1253431
Poetry in April -- in celebration
#957164 added April 21, 2019 at 11:42am
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Rose Garden
                   (true story)

years have passed
since our leave-taking
from the old property
but here I am still grieving
over the garden I planted
bearing bravely the thorns
of fifty-five rose bushes
as if they were a poem each
talking the language of love

such risky business
on my heart,
the work of a masochist, since
a year after our move,
I recoiled in horror
when I heard from
an old neighbor about the
new backyard pool where
the rose garden stood


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Prompt: April 21—flower

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