A Rose, By Any Other Name Given

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It’s stem draws a birth, planted firmly ground
budding new with purpose, the shine of sun all around

With care protected by sepals
to open in time, breathing life to its petals

It’s colours and scent uniquely vary
soft and vibrant, sweet and spicy

At the centre of its core the stigma thrives
and waits for the moment when a bee arrives

Her residue sticky, powdery pollen
yearning to be touched when blooming swollen

An act of life repeated over centuries past
a renewal of life for centuries more to last

A rose, by any other name given
is Woman

Ax

Lost XXXIX

Heavens Rose, Heavens Kiss
Heavens Peace, Heavens Bliss
Light the path for deaths salvation
Break the ties of earth’s damnation
Held in hand the lifeless head of man
Where a sinner’s life first began
Outcast spirit ventures forward
Leaving behind its shell lost and tortured
Heavens Rose, Heavens Kiss
Heavens Peace, Heavens Bliss
The nothing that exists beyond the knowing
Time will tell if daily prayers beholding
In faith the afterlife be granted
Where love supreme is enchanted
To wait or not to wait in sin
Or take the leap and hope to win
Heavens Rose, Heavens Kiss
Heavens Peace, Heavens Bliss

Ax