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Roses: A Poem by Lynn Rose

Congratulations to the winner of our Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest!


by Lynn Rose


Roses are red, violets are blue
Thorns are in my blood
But the buds won’t bloom
Now the flower is dead
All it did was plea
My pain is swallowed
It’s bunched up inside of me
There are no more petals
They are all gone
We did this of course
We are wrong
No one knows
So the roots are burned
Things went downhill
The tables are turned
Now I’m so sick of the he said she said
I got everything sticking in my head
Just let the rose bloom
Back up, now, give it some room
Time is wasted everyday
On who is straight and who is gay
The violets are wilting from lack of peace
Now no one is wearing a heart on their sleeve
Each flower has some beauty
Now give it a chance and see
Forget all of the drama
Now let the peace
The world is crashing every second
From every flower being threatened
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Just let the love spread
To get a new view


Lynn Rose is a poet from Michigan. In 2023, he won the Kentwood Poetry Slam with his poem “Lie,” which can be heard on SoundCloud. When not writing poetry, Lynn can be found sculpting, doing photography, and even story designing. Some of Lynn’s current work is a poetry book, “A Time of It All,” and a four-foot, three-dimensional oil tower soon to be installed in the library. He is currently a senior at Mount Pleasant High School.

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Claire Vogel, Former Editor
Claire Vogel is a junior at MPHS. She had an interest in newspapers because she feels like the arts are underrepresented in news. When she is not covering arts and entertainment she is dancing on the Mount Pleasant High School Varsity Dance Team and dancing at Mount Pleasant School of Dance as well as playing cello.
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