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The Scent of a Rose

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Nothing so sweet as the scent of a rose,
long -stemmed with ruby red petals
tickled gently as I held it to my nose.
Intoxicating perfume imprinted a
memory in my heart–the scent of a rose
always carries me back to innocence,
sweet innocence, as young love grows,
and fades into the past as we mature.
No regrets for this love and life I chose–
children and responsibilities take control;
No longer lingers the scent of a rose.

Still kind of crazy in my world, so I’ve joined several prompts together.  I am writing about Perfume for Real Toad’s Thursday challenge.  The form of the poem is the Fold, which was an earlier challenge at Real Toads.  I am also linking to d’Verse Poets for their challenge of writing about a memento.

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9 thoughts on “The Scent of a Rose

  1. No regrets for this love and life I chose–
    children and responsibilities take control;
    No longer lingers the scent of a rose.

    It seems one falls into the trap of juggling between responsibilities and the ‘nice to have’ moments. Many do experience this dilemma though, it is quite common!

    Hank

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