I Am a Rose

I am love, life's eternal rose whose petals rest on time's calyx to blossom in dreams.

I am a rose to those

With eyes and fingertips.

I touch your soul not just your nose.

I dance in the wind

To show you freedom.

I rise among thorns

To teach you perseverance.

I speak in silence

Of beauty that charms

And end wars

With a touch of poise.

I am a flame to those

whose souls Life made tame.

I am hope to those

whose hearts death took apart.

I am beauty to those

whose minds thought consumed.

I am a rose to those

who stay to watch dew set passion ablaze.

I am love, life’s eternal rose

whose petals rest on time’s calyx

to blossom in dreams.

Hope pollinates me

Truth waters me

Sacrifice nourishes me.

I grow in understanding and die

when you give up fighting.

I am a rose to those who chose

to cherish though destined to perish.

I am life’s truest form:

and change’s uniform

pleated in reform for those

who refuse to conform but to one norm.

I am love a rose who chose

freedom over chaos

I give myself to those

Who believe in “us”!


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Pasithea Chan
Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology. Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles. Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide. Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works. https://ello.co/pasitheaanimalibera
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  1. Kieya Jade Galerio
    Kieya Jade Galerio

    What an amazing poem. It tells a lot of stories. I feel like I can related myself to this poem.

  2. thank you for appreciating my work and your wonderful feedback. I am glad that you can relate. Have a great day!

  3. Jomar C. Arangco, CIV191, Art Appreciation, Colors, Mx and rule of thirds.

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