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

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance 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, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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17 Responses to Bloodshed Worthy

  1. galindojoe says:

    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.


  2. oneletterup says:

    Wow! That’s beautiful…both image and poem.


  3. Lovely words and meaning


  4. Like anything in life, a little pain is worth a wonderful end reward 🙂


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  6. A really lovely description of a rose, my favourite flower.


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