The Rose and the Thorn #poetry


dew speckled rose

I am but a worm on this leaf

I look upon two sides of the world

she is a beauty

full of life, a treasure

fanning hope and peace

he is a devil

piercing the sky with pain

injustice and anger

are his middle name

I am but a worm on this leaf

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

Albert Einstein

“But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.”

Psalm 22:6

The prompt for Poets United Midweek Motif is Justice or Poetic Justice. I will take poetic license and give a voice to the worm.

Photograph: Rose called ‘Peace

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15 thoughts on “The Rose and the Thorn #poetry

  1. __Nice! Not to be negative here, I will minimally add… ” the nature of things, as the catbird sups”:

    this worm
    plots the paths of yesterdays
    a catbird hunts

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