Poem 212:

Perpetual Rose

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The masquerading rose
within one’s soul
oh how thorns prick
and take their toll

The blooming petals
so temptingly sweet
fraudulently grown
placed at feet

Alas; Roots grow deep
within the ground
what once was there
will come around

Touch of velvet
soft essence treat
yet without the thorns
are not complete

© 2012 by Amy King All rights reserved

Originally posted in my old site: utahwhispers (Written by Amy King, my daughter, repost)

Poem 213:

Ripples in the Stream

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Ripples in the stream
will rise, only to fall
the butterflies of time

© 2016 by James Spruell All rights reserved

Poem 212:

Cabin in the Woods

Forgotten in the Woods

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Forgotten in the woods
lies a cabin amidst the forest trees
hiding in the shadows
of another time, of days now spent

her home once decorated with cheer
her children banged her doors
and clamored with joy
but she was happy to have them
amidst the forest floor

time now affray
she waits for another day
when her children once again
remember her youth, of time spent together
in the cabin hiding in the woods.

© 2015 by James Spruell All rights reserved

Poem 211:

Cabo, the Rocky Shore

Rocky Shores Redux

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Until the oar rows against the tempus wave
and the heart walks a rocky shore,
who we are is but a mystery,
truths veiled within the soul

© 2015 by James Spruell All rights reserved

(just for fun, another version of Poem 209
…finding the  courage that lies within)

Poem 209:

the Rocky Shore

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Protected by an ancient sea
hidden truths held within the soul
lie upon the rocky shore

© 2015 by James Spruell All rights reserved