The Role of a Rose
I cut a rose from a bush
and brought it home to share its beauty
I peeled the stem back, placed it in water
and slowly the rose withered and died
It reminded me of our love
which was once alive and beautiful
vibrant and full of a promising future
Did I truly bring home beauty
when I cut that rose?
or did I leave an empty space
for everyone else to see?
What is the role of a rose?
So I say to lovers
don't cut your love from the world
and share only when at home
embrace your happiness and keep it on display
the world needs it
and so do you
if you want to grow...
This much I have learned