Rose Petals
© twilight nuriko

red and full of life
two roses sit silently in the garden
waiting, waiting for the day of judgement
waiting for the day so near

summer brings life
but so quickly can fall steal it away
one can only wonder what this year shall bring
will it be beauty and long life?
or will two lovely roses be forced to suffer forever in black despair?
only time can tell

as hot summer days begin to give way to cool fall
petal after petal slowly fades, fades to a color black as ashes
fluttering one by one gently to the ground
until one bright pink petal remains
swaying softly in the wind