Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Shy Rose--By Kelly Deschler--United States

The Shy Rose

Such a beautiful, blooming rose,
There is no reason to be shy,
So, why let your petals close,
When the sun is low in the sky.

Daisies and daffodils arrive in spring,
But, roses are rare, delicate flowers,
Brilliant sunsets are also amazing things,
So, why shy away in the midnight hours.

A rainbow of colors shine in daylight,
Pretty pink, sunny yellow, and rosy red,
But, don't be afraid of the night,
Don't go to sleep in your flower bed.

Look up, and behold the radiant moon,
Gaze at every shimmering, falling star,
The sun will be rising again, soon,
So, wait and see these beauties that are.

You do not get to experience any of this,
When you only awaken in early morn,
What celestial wonders you do miss,
But, every rose must have it's thorn.

Kelly Deschler is a poet, living in Big Falls, Wisconsin. She wrote this poem in the spring of 2013, for a fellow poet who asked that she write a special poem just for her, about her favorite!


  1. Kelly I loved your poem. I also had no idea that some roses close up at night. That is how much I know. LOL I was curious and looked that up on the internet and found that some varieties do more so the singles than the many petalled ones. The many petalled ones try but it is difficult to tuck in so many petals. LOL. But I loved the last line that read ever rose must have it's thorn. Indeed that is so. Thanks for an enjoyable read. Keep sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene.

  2. Dear Kelly, there is a lot of depth in your poem. On the surface, there is the rose that shuts its petals at night. Looking deeper, I think of people who often don't know there is more than one beautiful side in life. They "close up" to new opportunities.

    I was very moved by this compelling write!


  3. Hi Kelly. Nice poem. Very artistic and well-written. I love flowers too; my favorite being the white rose. Enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (