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When They Paint the Roses Red

May 20, 2021
By Kenzielee SILVER, Farmers Branch, Texas
Kenzielee SILVER, Farmers Branch, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know."- anonymous


A beautiful bud 

As white as snow

New to the world

So long ago

Her small little garden

Protects her from the rest

She longed to get out

If only she knew what they would test


Stay safe while you can

She was warned by many

You are safe and protected

And your garden has plenty

Yet despite their cautions

She grew curiouser by the day

Then she did the unthinkable

And ran far away


She climbed the garden wall

And was intrigued by what she saw

For the land beyond her garden

Appeared to have no flaw


Her innocence hid the truth

That the world isnt what it seems

And unfortunately for her

The only thing good would be her dreams


The lavish land before her

Was a mirage hiding the horror

We should pray for the little rose

For nothing there could restore her


Walking through the land

She soon felt tired and sad

For the land she once carved to see

Was taking everything she had


Her spirit was crushed 

And her heart was torn

She now longed for the place 

At which she was born


Her little garden 

That was small yet safe

And she laughed at the thought

Of once being encased


Her garden never hurt her

Never caused her to be lost

Thinking back she never knew

How much her freedom would cost


Now looking at her petals

Which once were white as snow

They now bleed red and she never thought

How much she would miss their glow



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on Aug. 26 at 8:40 pm
Kenzielee SILVER, Farmers Branch, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know."- anonymous

@SparrowSun-BACK Thank you so much!

on Jun. 30 at 8:09 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."

that was beautiful!