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The cactus and the rose

By Linda Robertson Somers

One time in a far off desert land

Where only few survive

There grew a cactus strong and tall

Who somehow stayed alive.

The cactus won all men’s respect

For her spirit was so strong

That no one pulled her from the ground

Or did her any wrong.

But the cactus wasn’t satisfied

With this earthly plan

She wanted to be beautiful

And win the love of man.

One day on a midsummers night

As she began to doze

The magic of her wish came true

And changed her to a rose.

The first one to behold the rose

Was a traveler passing through,

He saw a thing of beauty

Where once a cactus grew.

He smiled as he plucked her down

That was all she knew

Man’s love, for which she died was through

He tossed her to the ground.

Unrequited Love

I haven’t written a new poem in awhile, but I’ve been doing a series of writing prompts that called for one, so here it is! Unrequited love was the theme.

Should have all worked out, but it didn’t. She should be here now, but she isn’t. There’s your trouble, there’s your trouble. ~~ The Dixie Chicks

Unrequited love. Is there anything worse?

 

Pain and frustration

Anguish and loss

All just tokens of a battle

Brilliantly fought.

 

Like daggers that cut

Through your soul

You pour out your heart

For love you can’t hold.

 

Fighting for him

But he doesn’t care

He doesn’t see you

His heart he won’t share.

 

Living in darkness

Crying in pain

Shattering your heart

There’s nothing to gain.

 

 

Abandoned, deserted,

betrayed

Alone in the darkness

You prayed.

 

Empty, desolate, alone

Shutting emotion down

Is your only hope

By love you are bound.

 

Constricting, restricting,

Suffocating you now

You would break free and run

if you only knew how.

 

Silently, slowly,

Dying inside

In agony you suffer

Too much to abide.

 

Wondering why

did you fall

Loving in vain

Is not love at all