Out of place?

rose in snowOnce in a while I’ll notice something unusual on our walk, which will start me thinking.
Today, walking along the river by the lock, there was a solitary rose growing in a mass of otherwise dead greenery. Although there’s no snow here yet (as my picture suggests), it seemed a little out of place after the bad weather.

I remember Bette Midler singing ‘The Rose’ from the 1979 film of the same name, although the song had not been written specifically for the film, but two years earlier.
Westlife released a cover version in 2006 which reached the number one spot in the UK for one week in November that year.
It is also one of my favourite ballads, and one I enjoyed to play.

Writer(s): Amanda Mcbroom
Copyright: Third Story Music Inc.,
Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp.

“The Rose”

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 its 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 dyin’
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.

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Out of place?

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    How amazing to find one rose, it must be very strong to still be growing.

  2. scifihammy says:

    How lovely to see a rose still in mid December šŸ™‚ I also really like this song – now I gotta go play it šŸ™‚

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