Friday, July 17, 2009

The Burning Rose

It's elemental--

Your roses will do better in earth, water and air

Than in fire.

And yet, our two hands tight together on the stem

Could only make a burning rose;

Its reds remarkable

For all the passion, petals and blood

That flame and bloom can know.

In the end, it wasn't fire that killed the rose, but rather,

Your letting go.

Then a careless word blew the ashes away--

No forgiveness, no sin,

As if it had never burned

As if it had never been.



Riot Kitty said...

Sad and sweet!

pheromone girl said...

I'm a little heartbroken - but somehow, excited about what's to come, darling!!

Pouty Lips said...

I'll tell you something - when a careless word blows the ashes away, it may be possible to forgive, but for me, it's extremely difficult to forget. It's sad when a relationship ends.

Kay said...


Scarlet said...

Oh no! It doesn't have to end that way.

Don't be afraid of fire...ever!

T said...

This was sad, yet I can relate to this.

Beautiful words Shay.