Carefully cutting away the detritus of last yearís blooms, dead canes, disease.

 † † † † Ridding myself of the negatives that weigh on my mind depleting my stamina, strength and joy.
Encouraging new growth
Next yearís blooms
Leaving what is healthy and vital. †

 † † †I choose cuts carefully.
 † † †Not burdening myself with malice, † † † † † anxiety, fear or guilt.
 † † Removing what is harmful out of necessity- cleansing.
 † †
Nurturing new, vernal growth in my rose and myself.
I can be a better person for those who are deserving.
Written by Trillium
Author's Note
I was trying to pair the ideas of pruning a rose to encourage new growth with the idea of pruning away harmful thoughts, habits and people from my life with alternating stanzas. I donít think it quite hits the mark. I would appreciate your feedback.
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