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Winter's Rose - a beautiful poem

Winter’s Rose by The Wynn Brothers Copyright © 2014 Pretend Pictures Inc. ————1———— Spring saw her birth Summer saw her grow Autumn robbed the Earth And covered her in snow The trees have lost their leaves As torrid winds have blown Taken by Fallen thieves As fleeing birds have flown She's left with the unknown To forage, to find, and to earn This Winter she's alone Many lessons she will learn The past is left behind Washed clean by the sweeping snow New treasures she'll find  New life she'll soon know Be it good, be it bad She'll face it all on her own Be it happy, be it sad She'll reap what she has sown Though she appears lost She is now free Her childhood was the cost But a woman she’ll soon be I know I'll see her when the snow disappears I know I'll see her when the birds return This is the prayer flowing through my tears This is the destiny for which I yearn  —————2———— An angel not yet with wings A hunter awaiting her first kill She's the song nature sings The fate of man at her will When she learns to play her part Then she'll dazzle and shine She'll win the world's heart Just as she has mine She will need patience She will need a strong will She will need a sixth sense To survive Winter's long chill Winter had only one rule She'd need to master it to survive Wisdom without focus is a fool Only purpose keeps you alive —————3————— She's not what she seems She's not what they say She haunts my dreams She poisons my day She has struck down many men They have been powerful and Great She can turn blessing to sin She can decide your fate She's the Winter's Rose But not a rose at all She's more than anyone knows She can make the greatest fall Alexander knows her name He conquered the world and wept Then she extinguished his flame And forevermore he slept Her beauty they easily see That's their first mistake She's more than they want her to be  A closer look they should take She is God’s greatest gift As are they all Civilization is hers to lift Without her it will fall www.WynnBrothers.com If you enjoyed this story, please like, share, and comment. Photo by www.CreativePosePhotography.com
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This is really nice! I like the sectioning of the piece. It allows for space where we don't know whats happening, and so we are surprised but not in disbelief about the roses change.
To beautiful for heavy handed words.
@hikaymm We wanted to highlight the three distinct sections. We're glad it worked for you. :-)
@WordDoctor Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The third section does present a bit of a hunted-turned-hunter feel.
This is very beautiful, indeed! It takes such a hard and almost vicious turn in the third section, I feel like - but in a way that I really enjoyed.
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