Kicking Roses

Privately we share similar interests.
And I agree with your thoughts totally.
Since I've been told I play the role,
Of the villain so well...
I only speak of kicking roses publicly.

And between you and me...
I have too high of a regard,
For anything that has a delicious beauty.
But will prick quickly if unconsciously picked.

I've learned to satisfy.
With some tough lessons learned.
And a fool?
I am not.
I must admit...
When focused and in 'character',
I can chill anyone to the bone.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Lawrence, except for the last two lines, this poem is great!