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Two Roses This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

April 30, 2012

By MitchellRhoades, Lillington, NC

And there they sat,
So beautifully.
Two roses,
Joined in matrimony by a common stem.
I picked it from its lengthy vine and stood
in awe in the presence of the multiplied magnificence.

I smiled,
Nodded in approval.

“This is what I would like,” I said.

The conjoined roses have grown weary.
Their colors faded.
Their petals wilted,
On the brink of crumbling.
Despite their inevitable decay,
They continue to remain a whole,
One soul.
Together by the stem which was at first
flimsy and brittle,
The stem which grew strong and sturdy,
Enduring the test of time.
An infinite memento of a love everlasting.
Their connection,
Not to be undone.
This is what I would like.


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