Silken pedals in the sun do gleam
Beauty from this flower does abound
And seems in the warm rays to beam
Beauty equal can't be found
A compliation of red and green
makes this a wonderful scene.
This beautiful red flower
A thing of wonder and awe
Does below hold the power
Of a razor sharp bear claw
Thorns down below the rose
Prick, swiftly blood flows
Is the beauty of the rose tainted
For the thorn that lies below?
Or is this thinking antiquated?
Is the thorn there predators to slow?
What would the beauty be without a thorn?
The flower would be ripped and torn.
Beauty without pain would not be
The flower would not last
Nor can Pain be the only thing we see,
or death would come to fast
If from flower to thorn were they all
A brier patch before us would sprawl
The beauty of the pain
and the pain of the beauty
Come together for our gain
and our essential duty
To neither one ignore
Whilst the other we abhor
Vig base without the rose
I made the base so it looks like it's floating
Thorn of the rose. It may not be the right color, but it looks better than a 1 x 2 roof triangle.
Extra flower decorations
Close up of blood
Close up of the flower
Now in limited edition black!
Here are instructions on how to build the flower blossom