Rose Red | Teen Ink

Rose Red

October 17, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


White Rose

Blue Rose

Gold Rose 

Black

Pink Rose

Purple Rose

Yellow Rose

Peach

A Rainbow of Roses

A Mural of Colors

Why Can't We See Their Beauty?

I Take One and Paint it Bloody

Red Lies and Myths Drip From The Petals

You Take Another and Dip it in the Blood of Braver Roses

Punished for Their Color

Put Out the New-Red Roses and Smile at Them Pretty

Even Though We All Know

They'll Never Be One of Us

The Vibrant Truth Will Always Shine Through

But Hidden Now in Shame

 

The Only Thing to Be Ashamed of

Is the Paint You Let Them Use.


The author's comments:

S'pose this is about racism.


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on Oct. 20 2021 at 2:54 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

thanks!(:

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Oct. 20 2021 at 9:46 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
153 articles 41 photos 1019 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Those last lines...and that capitalization...you are a poet.