In Garden by Katrina Jamison ’18

O beauteous rose

In the garden

Shining like a star


Where dandelions wither and

Lilacs, violets, and lavender

All pale in your presence


Your delicate petals

Show the dew of the morning

And your thorns show pain


Your innocent beauty

Hides the depth of your meaning

Jealousy, passion, innocence, pain, and love


Your color tells a story

Which only some know

Can make or break a human love


You, O James, have given

Her a red rose

But she does not feel your love


She has returned a pink

One, which only

Means friendship


But do not despair

Maybe another day

You will get a dozen red roses