GUNS AND ROSES

05:04

bleeding rose

After a year of laughter and happiness,
He brought roses, said he loved me.
My heart gave a gigantic leap.
I was suddenly floating and gloating in a pool of roses.
I was living thousandfold.
Everything looked colourful and bright like the day.
"I love you," I cried.
"And I love you more," said he.
"Marry me and make me a happier man"
"Why?" I whispered as tears of happiness shone in my eyes.
"Because you are my princess and I shall be your prince."
It was Christmas.
I closed my eyes and thought,
What could have been a better gift than love?
 After a year of tears and regret,
He brought a gun, said he didn't need me.
My heart gave a gigantic leap
I was suddenly flying and lying in a pool of blood.
I was dying thousandfold.
Everything looked black and grave like the night.
"I loved you," I cried.
"And I love money more," said he.
"Leave me and make me a richer man"
"Why," I whispered, tears of pain shone in my eyes.
"Because you are the princess and I shall be the King."
It was Christmas.
I closed my eyes and thought,
What could have been a better gift than freedom?
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It doesn't take a rose to love and a gun to kill - Tanvi Shah

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4 comments

  1. A much awaited comeback from your hiatus with a crisp piece..keep this flow going

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  2. Dark and gloomy yet poetic and beautiful! Great one!

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