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