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Snatched Away

I blossomed with my sister

In the darkness of a moonless night

Walked in a young man next day

He admired and caressed her

She blushed and spread her petals in pleasure

He took an image of her

She smiled and posed for him

And she waited expectantly

When he abruptly plucked her

From the mother stem

The entire bush shook with grief

And he mistook my tears for dewdrops

We shrivelled as he just walked away

Leaving us to mourn her loss

The Blushing Rose

The rose blossomed with a blush

Wondering at the greenery and lush

Drifting with the cool breeze

Leaning towards the eager bees

Soaking in the warmth of the day

Terrified of approaching footsteps

Threatening to tear it away

Desiring mild dewdrops

To recapture its youth

And revive its mystifying charm

Alarmed at the abrupt storm

Drenching it to a new shape

Pulling on its petals

And pouring torrents of rain

Determined to dislodge it from the stem

The rose resolutely intact

Yearning desperately for silence

And pleading for lingering peace