Embracing Thorns

vicoria soto

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

fear is for Conquering
darkness for Light;
they stand to look us
in the eyes
and lead us toward

Over and over the
scene is replayed;
the flowers are crushed
the pedals torn,
but the roots
buried deep
drink in the rain
til the sun kisses
new blooms

And we who remain
kneel in
a blood soaked
garden with questions
for prayers,
clawing at the thorns
and each other
like gardners
gone mad
writing warnings in
the dirt with our finger

Look into the eyes
of the fallen;
the flowers will not
wither, the dirt holds
no answers,
and their eyes
are still bright.
They tell us
“you can’t love
by pulling weeds,
but by embracing

Rose garden in the Christchurch botanic gardens


7 Comments on “Embracing Thorns”

  1. kz December 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM #

    hi 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the shine on award http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/the-versatile-blogger-award-and-the-shine-on-award/
    happy holidays! ^^

  2. breisebreiseleighgoleire1969 December 31, 2012 at 3:32 PM #

    Just beautiful. This is a lovely poignant poem.

  3. dogbronte January 1, 2013 at 5:15 PM #

    Really enjoyed your poem, so much so I have lifted it from your site for my poetry I enjoy folder.
    I thought immediately of the song, “Love is a Rose” (it only grows when its on the vine)

    • Robert-preneur January 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM #

      Thank you! Have you read Dean Baker’s poetry? He’s awesome.


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