The Gift

Thornless Rose painted by Pierre-Joseph Redout...

ThornlessΒ Rose painted by Pierre-Joseph RedoutΓ©, etched by Charles Lemaire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I took a gift to my sweet love
And bid him merry meet
A simple rose without a thorn
I laid before his feet
And he extolled my virtue pure
And called me darling, sweet!

My lover took me to his bed
So warm in his embrace
With passion sated did we stretch
Across the silk and lace
And in his love soaked eyes beheld
Of darkness not a trace

But years have withered on the vine
The flower of such love
And daily I am wanting found
Of hands fit for his glove
That he would bid his loved one wear
His angel from above

I took my heart to my cold love
To bid he set me free
For now in days of dark despair
I live with misery
And that sweet rose without a thorn
I can no longer be

My lover freed me from his heart
With words of bleak disdain
I knew within his company
I could no more remain
And so I now with sad, sweet voice
Sing solitude’s refrain

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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26 Responses to The Gift

  1. That was so very sad, but beautiful

  2. awwwwwww beautifully sad… and sadly beautiful…. very well written Sis xxx

  3. ioniamartin says:

    Could that have been any more beautiful. Tears.

  4. Oh, how truly beautiful and heartbreaking!
    It seems like you’ve been posting lots of sorrow-filled poems lately, are you alright?

  5. Oloriel says:

    This was very sad and heartbraking, but at the same time it carried withing a sort of a melody of strenght.

  6. words4jp says:

    This one pierced me like a rose thorn. Right in the heart. πŸ˜‰

  7. The last line is a killer. Well done

  8. Oh, Helen, this went straight to my heart! Beautifully sad. xxxx

  9. andersays says:

    beautiful poem, I look forward to reading more of your stuff πŸ™‚

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