The Late August Rose

by Mary E. Lowd

August 17,2019

The late August rose,‬
‪Has seen the summer passing.‬‬
‪Petals fall from its blooms,‬‬
‪Like scales from our eyes.‬‬

‪Stare into the future,‬‬
‪Like the rose.‬‬
‪Braced with thorns,‬‬
‪But with open eyes,‬‬
‪And arms wide,‬‬

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From the book:  Some Words Burn Brightly: An Illuminated Collection of Poetry

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