Petals of Life

(by Charmeen Hannan)

It is a flower with many petals

Or a few.

Every single petal

Is full of emotions

Whether it is excruciatingly painful

Or filled with happiness and love

It could be the first

It could be the last

The white rose's brown dull spots

Are the painful memories


Joyful memories

One by one the petals fall

It could have been a rose with many

Or one with a few

Some are clear and beautiful

Some are concealed in browns spots

Some have many

Some only have a few

Whatever the number though

The rose will one day wither forever