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By @astrid_hartman

Lone Rose

He was exquisitely beautiful 

Bright and full of life

Like a blossoming rose 

But tucked behind his petals

Were sharp thorns

That pierced her skin

The moment she touched him,

She had reached blindly,

Trying to him and 

Capture his beauty 

(Or so she thought) 

So she could proudly display him,

But his thorns kept her at bay.

So he always stayed 

Never moving,

Never growing.

Lovers came and went 

But none could withstand his thorns

And so the beautiful rose 

Withstood the hands of time

All alone. 

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