The Scarlet Rose.

If the scarlet rose

Is meant to be for love,

Then why do the thorns hurt,

When they prick you in the back?

Why does it share it's colour with blood,

Straight from the heart or from the body?

If the deep red rose

Represents love,

Why does love nearly,

Always hurt you?

Even the love between friends,

Does it still hurt?

If the blood rose

Is for love,

Why does love,

Stab you in the back?

Why do the love and,

The thorns hurt so much?