Briar

Sharp as a blade,

Stinging as a nettle.

A Rose holds many secrets--

A Briar is one of them.

Crimson fluid flows...

Red blood swells.

A Briar has many facets,

its thorn being just one.

Be careful when you hold the Rose,

A Briar always lies in wait.

Caution...

Or it will prick you.

Beautiful things

hold their own dangers.

Appearances

can be deceiving.

Be wary of the Thorn.

Be threatened by the Briar.

Sharp as a sword,

Clinging as the thistles.

Beware of the Briar Rose.