Roses Red by Daryl P. Hall


After a thousand lifetimes

And a million might have beens,

All the kings that passed through

Looking for potential queens.

After every sentence uttered

And the many left unsaid,

Whatever life may throw at me,

I’ll choose to paint my roses red.


After all the times I reached for flowers

But only ever found the thorns,

When bloodied hands and wounded soul

Held regrets for being born.

When all the stars I wished upon

Were just visions in my head,

Each and every morning,

I’ll choose to paint my roses red.


But all these trials – they will not stop me,

I will continue pressing on.

Chasing love’s elusive butterfly

Because that’s where my heart belongs.

I know they’re out there somewhere,

To their safe haven I’ll be led.

Then we’ll let love provide the brush strokes,

To always paint our roses red.


© Daryl P. Hall

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Daryl HallAbout the Author

Daryl P. Hall was born in 1963 in the historic city of Worcester, United Kingdom. He always had a love for words, especially the written word; as a youngster he devoured books. He started writing poetry and lyrics in his mid-teens, as an expression of his sensitive soul.

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