Briar Rose

July 20, 2011
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Blackened hands tear through the ground
Breaking out no longer bound
Angry thorns puncture the skin
Petals red pour from within
Temptation sprouts into desire
Seduction melts into the briar

Among the bush a woman lies
Soft pale lips, fluttering eyes
Long dark hair in elegant plumes
Upon her breast a flower blooms
Scarlet proves internal strife
Vines constrict her fragile life
A fatal kiss steals her last breath
And thus she fades into her death

The sky bleeds rain down all about
Rose within and rose without
The maiden melts not with a fight
And the garden has a feast tonight

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ElleNicole said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm
This is good. =) Check out my work?
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 10:59 am
This is so amazing! I love the rhyme scheme and the way it slowly unfolds. Fantastic job!! :) Check out some of my work, please?
Aubreylax said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm
A.this is stellar B. I read this because you posted on someone's wall for people to read yours please read and rate mine
Nat23 said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 10:31 am
this is amazing your really good you should write more
Ashley M. replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm
thank you, i've submitted a few more and am just trying to get this one to be read
gingy said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm
Beautiful! The rythm is perfect. Reading it made my heart pound.
Ashley M. replied...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:44 pm
well thank you, I have another one that is to a similar theme as it is part of a collection, should i post that one too?
gingy replied...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm

definatly! I love reading poetry I feel before my brain can understand


Ashley M. replied...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 8:29 am
i have more poems up, you should check them out
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