Faded Beauty

Old Rose

Faded Beauty

Your skirts are faded

Tattered and torn

Spotted with age

And all forlorn

.

Withered and tired

You hang your head

Maybe you’re thinking

Better off dead

.

My dear don’t you know

Can you not see

How lovely you are

Far more so than we

.

 

I found this old rose on my floribunda rose bush the other day. There are still new rose buds appearing, but it was this withered rose that caught my eye.

 

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35 thoughts on “Faded Beauty

  1. 1kindness2day

    Hi there! I’ve nominated you to participate in the Three Quotes, Three Days challenge. Basically, you post three quotes, one a day, and nominate three other bloggers to share in the fun. That’s it. I hope you do take part but it’s totally ok if you don’t.
    PS – The rose will never be better off dead, but gracefully retired. Anyway, the joy of the blooms is forever.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you for the nomination. πŸ™‚
      My blog is awards free – I just found it easier when I started out – so I don’t do challenges or anything, but it’s always nice to be thought of. πŸ™‚

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  2. Garfield Hug

    This is a beautiful poem and a reminder of my dried roses I usually hang cut roses I receive in a bouquet upside down. It dries up and becomes dried flowers that I keep for months!

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  3. colinandray

    Beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder. There are many photographers (National Geographic e.g.) who often produce close ups of elderly people … and with beautiful results, including the wrinkles and thinning grey hair! πŸ™‚

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