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Bloodshed Worthy

The Rose-

Velvet petals
soft as a kiss

dew embraced with
alluring scent


tempted fingers

thorns ignored
pain endured


to possess such

© 2018 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

17 thoughts on “Bloodshed Worthy

  1. If you want the rose, you must also accept the thorns beneath it.
    Beauty is not the absense of pain but the understanding of it.

    Amazing poem, Ms Wilson.


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