Love’s Wilted Rose

Love’s wilted rose

love's wilted rose

Love’s Wilted Rose…

How precious was the beguiling rose bud

 that once bloomed in our love’s enchanted gardens,

 each petal, a token of unsurpassed beauty and wonder

whispering cryptic messages to our yearning hearts,

while naive dew drops which mirrored honeyed promises

 glittered majestically as its royal crown.

 

Soon, it blossomed into a unique rose flower

shaded sublimely in the colors of our dreams,

as it filled our days with freshness of new hopes

and sprinkled sweet perfumes on velvety nights

while we vied with each other to tend and to nourish it

shielding it from life’s unpredictable storms.

 

When did the predatory vine of ego grow 

and squeeze out the life from our beloved rose?

as we silently stood watching the drooping petals

ignoring unconcernedly our aching hearts, 

till the fragrance of togetherness turned to an unbearable stench

which gradually drove us apart.

 

Now, of what use are these tears of regrets

that routinely water our love’s wilted rose,

as thoughts like unrestrained butterflies flutter around

the improbable scenarios of  happily ever afters,

as we continue to nurse the sting of vacuum

left in our hearts by a love’s red rose.

                       Anjana Vipin E

Anjana

I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

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Anjana

I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

6 thoughts on “Love’s Wilted Rose

  • February 12, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    Beautiful work Anjana, filled with emotion and tender expression. I love it. Hope you don’t mind some tech advice; your work is so good and I want you to be the best you can be. Stanza one: the word ‘which is generally used after a ‘,’ (pause) otherwise use ‘that’ sounds better too. The second one is superfluous and flows nicely without either word. Take care dear poet.

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    • February 12, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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      Thank you so much dear Tony for your kind feedback…and I assure you I always consider it an honor that you think my work is worthy of offering your priceless suggestions..so grateful for the gift of your friendship and support..

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  • February 13, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    Great usage of the flower as a representation of love and relationships. Nicely penned my dear friend. Great work.

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    • February 13, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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      Thank you dear friend Paul..I so appreciate your kind words and support..

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  • February 14, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    Lovely verse, Anjana. The rose is the flower of love, since time immemorial and you made the connection in a beautiful way. I love the rose and often use it in my writings, so I really enjoyed your poem.

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    • February 16, 2018 at 5:54 AM
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      Thank you dear Phyllis..I am pleased to know that you liked this effort and I am always grateful for your kind words of encouragement..

      Reply

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