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

The ribbons tie tightly
Around the slender stem of the roses
I read the card aloud
To myself
I toss it aside
The worthless words
The meaningless babble of heart
I pick up the bouquet
The thorn pricks my index finger
Blood slides from the thorn to the water
Filling the once-clear vase with black
I pull the ribbons letting the flowers fall where they will
And as the black blood spreads
The flowers die
The stems rot
And the petals wilt
Until they fall
Disappearing into the darkness of below
And the ribbons lie lifeless
On the table by the vase
Eventually to be carried away
By the breeze of someone passing
And by the wind of lost love

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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cupcake420 said...
Aug. 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm

looooove it


MoMo715 said...
Apr. 15, 2009 at 6:05 pm
It's an amazing poem, very deep and just couldn't look a way for a second.
babygirl1011 said...
Dec. 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm
this was unbelieveable. i loved it! it was so deep in its meaning and just he descriptiveness of was astonishing.
DesertFlower said...
Nov. 4, 2008 at 7:14 pm
Beautiful. Loved it.
dramaqueen34210 said...
Aug. 31, 2008 at 8:45 pm
this is really good. i love it so much.
Mr. Hughes08 said...
Aug. 31, 2008 at 2:21 pm
Great poem. Deep meaning to it. Loved it.
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