Monday, July 5, 2010

This life to a rose

Shall I compare this life to a rose
Dancing in the wind and following the flow
Growing up towards the sun
Like the, body, soul and mind.
Petals fall down like the loved ones we've lost
Degraging are their bodies in the maneur of this world
Like the roots, you firmly ant yourself in what you believe.
Life has its trials that sting when they start to stick,
That is the thorne for every little stem.
You bring forth a stronghold while wilting away,
And pray to the heavens, the potter (the Lord), that you may
Be with him in his beautiful home
In a vase cared for after your roots are gone
Off of your roots another rose grows
And then goes the cycle around and again,
Until the day the earth is broken


  1. Joshua, where are your comments from me?

  2. Hi Joshua,
    You are very talented and write so beautifully! Thank so so much for sharing your gift with all of us. Please keep it up! I am now following you and I am looking forward to reading your next post.
    I have an 11 year old step son who has Aspergers and really struggles. I hope that he will find his place in the world and be able to bring to others lives as much as you do!
    Take care and have a wonderful week!

  3. Beautiful poem, and so true! I hope you keep writing, you definitely have a talent!

  4. Wow! You have such an incredible way with words! This is absolutely beautiful!

  5. You have a great voice and a unique view. I would love to see more of your poetry. Writing can be such a wonderful outlet for creativity so I hope you continue to do it.

  6. This is so beautiful! I'm truly in awe of the talent.

    I especially loved this "In a vase cared for after your roots are gone
    Off of your roots another rose grows"


  7. This is such a great poem. I love the metaphor of life as a rose, all the connections you draw. Very well done.

  8. What a beautiful poem! I love the idea that even while wilting away you bring forth a stronghold. What a powerful thought.

  9. I love the vision of the rose growing up toward the sun, and that we leave a piece of us for the next life to carry on. Beautiful!

  10. That was hott. Comparing life to a rose and then taking us through the cycle of the rose that is just like the cycle of life. My favorite is the last line " . . . until the earth is broken" Great job.

  11. Wow very nice. My daugher SELLS roses so we always have a bunch around here. I will look at them a little differently this day forward. I tried to post on your Vietnam poem too but it kicked back? Keep posting. W.C.C.

  12. Oh, your poetry is beautiful! New follower ... :)

  13. Kim Williams JacobsonJuly 7, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    This is so beautiful that it took my breath away and made me cry. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us Joshua.

  14. Such an awe-inspiring poem!!! You've got a way with words that sheer talent!! I love to write poetry that leaves an image in the mind of the reader and I love to read poetry that I can visualize and you've done this. I cannot wait to be in the House of the Potter in one of His vases!!!

  15. Very beautifully written!!!

    Keep sharing your talent!! You ROCK!!!!