Even a rose has thorns
Petals like a mystic light,
As beautiful as a moonlit night.
Colors like a spectrum glow,
Oh! How ravishing the show.
Fragrance like a sweet child's smile,
Making one's life worthwhile.
Symbolizes love and peace,
Putting all the hatred to cease.
Looks of a peaceful morn,
But, even a rose has thorns.
Tanmayi, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Edison, New Jersey, USA