I found a rose, snuggled up inside
The pages of a book, long forgotten.
The petals are compressed and stuck
On top of each other, but
They’re still intact to the stem.
The color has changed from red to brown
But it still do smell the same
Or is my mind lying.
Even the pages are tainted brown
With the flower and words in it
Are inked with love
And the thorns in the stem would still make you bleed in red
and they too will turn brown with time.
They will survive the ravages of time
Stay warm inside the cozy pages
Reminding you of how well you’ve loved
And reminding you that you have loved.
God made memories so that you’ll stay alive even when you’re not
And then he made roses and books
So that our love would survive the ravages of time,
And stays forever alive, inside the pages and in between words.
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