The Rose That Grew

A small step forward

A little too close

Beautiful rose admired

Not like most


I may see

The dark side

But to what degree?

I only hide


Between the trees

Within the hole

Behind the debris

I roll


Down the broken path

Of hurt and nothingness

Past the bloodbath

Of unattractiveness


Too close to fear

Of the unknown

Too close

But I'm alone


I cannot hear

The cries for help

But they are near

I cannot yelp


A small rose

Lost in a fear

Scared it will decompose

Slowly it disappears


Within the broken heart of many

A small seed awaits its time

There are plenty

Slowly it climbs


To the rose that grew Within

The broken hearts of many

With broken skin

And thorns we cannot see


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