The yellow rose of California (Free verse) by INTRANSIT
I have heard of a rose,
although I have never seen
Bright yellow with petals tipped orange.
It is said to be found amongst
Its large blossom is supported
by a sturdy green stem with blood
red thorns that some fear
but I would not.
It shows that it takes care of its leaves.
But I have also heard
that this rose has a certain affliction.
That every time the sun passes over,
it reaches straining and earnest
for the warmth.
The sun cannot pass any closer
than its fixed position.
And yet, this rose still leans.
My fear is,
she may lean too far
and uproot herself
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