Red Rose Sunset – Ivor Steven

red rose sunset

Another sunrise
And my red rose has wilted
I knew she could not stay
Although I sacredly
Stood her in holy water
Nurturing her fading life
As I watched her weep
Petals, one by one
Weaken and fall
Anointing her finality
Leaving a barren stem
Sturdy and alone
Reciting eulogies
About a lost Autumn flower
And that last, red rose sunset

Ivor Steven (c)  September 2019


You can read more of Ivor’s writing at Ivor.Plumber/Poet

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