Two Roses MAG

April 30, 2012
By MitchellRhoades BRONZE, Lillington, North Carolina
MitchellRhoades BRONZE, Lillington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as the ices." - Henry David Thoreau

And there they sat,
So beautifully.
Two roses,
Joined in matrimony by a common stem.
I picked it from its lengthy vine and stood
in awe in the presence of the multiplied magnificence.

I smiled,
Nodded in approval.

“This is what I would like,” I said.

The conjoined roses have grown weary.
Their colors faded.
Their petals wilted,
On the brink of crumbling.
Despite their inevitable decay,
They continue to remain a whole,
One soul.
Together by the stem which was at first
flimsy and brittle,
The stem which grew strong and sturdy,
Enduring the test of time.
An infinite memento of a love everlasting.
Their connection,
Not to be undone.
This is what I would like.

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