8. Nov, 2017


Between a ring and a rose I would choose a rose
for its skin is velvet, its fragrance a melody
tickling any shy, wild soul.

A ring, with its gemstones, rubies -- even diamonds --
is hard and cold.
It is a contract, a bind, a bite off the flesh
of a passion fruit too sweet to be bargained for.

A rose, on the other hand,
has its thorns that tease and torment
those who attempt to rise to its top.
If you ever get there, to the core,
you may forget yourself in your beloved's embrace.

A rose, in truth, does fade.
A diamond ring lives on.

Yet, what's its use when we cross over into infinity
in the wake of the rose song and its scent...

Frances Fay