Am I the only one ….. who has ever been saddened over a broken relationship?

© By: Richard L. King
From the book Memories & Time


A thorny rose,
no matter the terminology,
is still just a thorny rose.

Even worse,

after it drops its petals,
you are left with nothing,
but the thorns.

In life,

nothing is uglier
than that which remains
after all your pretty petals
have wilted and withered.

Nothing compares
to the ugliness of the dried,
crinkled remains

…after a beautiful paring

…has died upon the vine.


Gramps use’ta say
©R.L.King2012 #288

Gramps 1 (10)

“It’s more about what they say
behind yer back
…than what they say to yer face.”


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