I have taken you rose:
From all the others 
Because i saw you differently 
From the bloom.

Although it won’t last/
I water you, and i know that 

Soon inevitably the withering 
Will begin.


Your petals will fall away
And i can only wait for spring 
When you, my rose will bloom
Again amongst all the others and i,



Will pick you again.



Robin McNamara has over 125 poems published worldwide. A regular contributor to Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Prompts. Poems have been placed in Saccharine Poetry, Pink Plastic House, Dreich, Full House Literary Magazine, Dream Journal, & Literary Heist. Robin’s chapbook, Under a Mind’s Staircase is being published with Hedgehog Poetry Press 2021.