The Rose

Dedicated to the people of Haiti. View On Black


Some say love it is a river

that drowns the tender reed

Some say love it is a razor

that leaves your soul to bleed


Some say love it is a hunger

an endless aching need

I say love it is a flower

and you it's only seed


It's the heart afraid of breaking

that never learns to dance

It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken

who cannot seem to give

and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live


When the night has been too lonely

and the road has been too long

and you think that love is only

for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows

lies the seed

that with the sun's love

in the spring

becomes the rose


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Taken on January 12, 2010