Rose: The Poem (Black or White?)

Rose: The Poem (Black or White?)

Rose, Rosy, Rosette…
Many names, for the many colors,
That you grow in, for the various shades,
That men have added to you on paper.
To show how they judge you.

Today you’re black and white..
Black, the shade of darkness,
A show of evil and travail.
Like the thorns on your stalk.
They took part of you,
And judged it wrong.

White, the color of purity,
A depiction of innocence and transparency.
It’s what they like about you.
They don’t care about the whole view.
They want white, the good in you.
Yet your white only makes an incomplete you.

I choose to see the gray.
A blend of both the white and the black.
Shine your whites and make them glitter,
Embrace your blacks, it’s the way to heal.
A whole you, a whole blend…
It’s what makes you perfect.

80 responses to “Rose: The Poem (Black or White?)”

  1. The beauty of black is next to white, and the beauty of white is next to black. How truly you have said that the flower is incomplete without both the colours, their blend. If people always see the good, then they deserve to see the bad, too. Both natures need to be accepted Such a truly wonderful poem with great significance!

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  2. “Technicolor made black and white not an issue
    but created a tissue
    to erase prejudice and make prejudice disappear!” _-Van Prince

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  3. Ah Heaven Forbid Dear Mariana

    A Woman Found As A Rose With

    Parts of Her Petals Missing THorns

    For All Exposed

    To See FLoWeRS
    Struggling Through

    Desert Drought

    Still Alive


    Thriving As

    Rains Come to
    Refresh Scarcity Back
    Into All the Colors of Love

    Who Still Breathe Out of DarK my FRiEnD

    More Often Women of Course Born More

    FLoWeR Than THorN RiSinG HiGHeR

    iN Colors of God (LoVE/LiGHT) From What
    Ever Fall Perceived As DarK Before iN Fear And Hate…


  4. Beautiful, dear Mariana. I agree wholeheartedly; we must have/accept both; otherwise we are not getting all from life or each other that is possible. Vividly created, beautiful imagery, lovely poem. ❤️

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  5. Having read this I believed it was really informative. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

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