The Rose I Kept

He did what they all warned me about
He held me close and made me his
He blew kisses when I went far away
He let me know that he loved me everyday
He gave me a rose so I wouldn't forget
There wasn't a thing that I could regret
But all at once that day came
When all he gave me was cold shame
And when I simply wanted to leave
he would simply want me to stay
And so with a final resolution
I spoke of the time that he thought I forgot
A time of guilt decay and rot
I twisted our love 'till it was gone
It took me ten days knowing I was wrong.
So I kept the rose in a thick book
In a dark place I will not look
For it holds my shame and my remorse
And distant cold memories of something worse.
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Jan 13, 2013