Black Roses This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Black roses
My true, my chosen
Black velvet in your petals
So curious and mysterious

Your gravitational pull, your force
Feeds off my desires ...
And I run to your repellent appearance

A salty rain leaks from its source, me
I can’t stop my ache, inside are screams
Pleas from my soul that I’ve lost control

But I can’t turn my back to you,
You’re what I know ...
And I need to walk away from you
Turn away, get away.

Hints of purple, traces of blood
Flash before your background, shadowed memoirs
My bruises bleed, so naive
Me; in this state; I’m devoured completely

And then the clouds clear, I find strength is so near
And your black begins to crumble,
It lightens to shades of gray

Your stems grow humble and slowly fade away
With gained strength to glance back
I find you dead and wilted.
I’ve won today, crushed velvet you will stay.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 1:40 am
i love this so much!
MoriahR. said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 1:30 am
Ahh!  That was a very pretty poem!  Nice job! :D
calephchad said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm
This poem is so amazing. Beautiful!!! 5 out of 5! Great job! If you would like, stop by and check out some of my work. I would really appreciate it! Rate, comment, whatever! I just want to hear from you and hear any feedback. Thanks and thanks again for this poem!
calephchad replied...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm
I also love the photo choice! So pretty!
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