Plague of Roses

falling down from the sky

I can’t believe my eyes

a plague of roses

hits their noses

beating their faces with the thorns

while the city mourns

chaos and havoc far as I can see

trembling with fear like limbs on a tree

the people are frantic

and in a panic

this plague of roses; beautiful as it all seems

has created a disaster and filled the world with screams

excruciating fear feeling up my soul

I don’t know what to do I’m losing control

all my secrets and all my thoughts

all that is true that I wish were not

everything in my mind … to the world exposes

all because of this horrid plague of roses…

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saiom's picture

sounds like a neurosis
re new roses



James Haggerty's picture

Great title though I'm not sure I understand the poem. James