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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
hold hands...
kiss....
smile...
the world needs it
    and so do you  
     if you want to grow...  
  
This much I have learned
Adoptedbysin
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