Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rose by any other name

                                                                                                   Author:  MM
Image: Exquisite beauties (here)

the 12 given words:
plea  roses thorns bud sins, ,
loathsome thief, sweet mud
canker (that corrodes destroys, or irritates)
love sense

3WW given words:
sassy (lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky )
raw quick
A plea for the exquisite
Rose by any other name
are always acceptable to the tormented

They are safely surrounded by 
thorns to ward off uncertainty of 
bloom from bud to 'sinful' flavor 
of its flower

The myriad of colors seem
loathsome to mention but adored 
as a thief of the heart blessed
with the sweetness of aroma

Even wallowing in the mud it can hold
out on its own nothing cankerous
but sassy in all of its potential

As a flower of love, it is raw in its bid
but quick to be accorded pride of place

In a sense it is providing the energy
of strong wind power to match the 
inherent beauty nature had chosen

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #64
Thomg's 3WW #484
PU's Midweek Motif  -  wind power


  1. I'm not sure I trust roses. They have a hidden agenda. I had a girlfriend called Rose once. It didn't last.

    My 100 word story!

  2. There are many aspects to them, and sometime they come with a catch.

  3. I love roses, they may have "Thorns" but so do humans.
    Wonderful verse Hank as always.

  4. Roses, daisies, flowers are a girl's best friend, and they speak to us in so many ways! Great words I enjoyed this!

  5. Love the contrast in the flower and the thorn...each with purpose.

  6. Such a wonderfully thought provoking write, Hank :)

  7. Thorns protect the beauty of the rose..which symbolises so much

  8. An enjoyable read Hank! I love roses!

  9. Roses symbolize the human spirit in many ways. I do enjoy gazing at roses and their smell is intoxicating

  10. ah a rose is a rose with its beauty and thorn...nicely done Hank...

  11. That selection of words would be difficult to put into verse. You handled it well, Hank!

  12. I love the idea of the rose having energy to provide indeed it does.........

  13. Beautiful, what a blend of all prompts. Loved it :)