Bring Me Roses…


I will bring red roses,

To show that I care,


I will leave black roses,

To display my despair.


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13 thoughts on “Bring Me Roses…

      • That’s very kind of you to say. I am flattered and humbled.

        I’m no prophet. I have just made a lot of mistakes and missteps in my life and tried to learn and grow from them.

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      • Prophets are never prophets. You are more real and genuine than that, you don’t set yourself up as a godhead you just call it as it is. Refreshing. The world needs that badly.


      • Yes, point well taken. I just meant that sometimes people assume that they are not on the same level as (hypothetical) you are. I hear “I couldn’t do that” or “I wouldn’t have been able to do that” a lot. But, you can – if you truly want to. Personal growth is not limited by your age, how tall you are, your physical condition, etc. I’m truly nothing special. I’m just a guy that realized he was going down a terrible path and got sick of being sick all the time and decided to make real changes. I think a lot about my actions and what the consequences will be.

        Thank you. I can’t remember where you are based out of, but here in the United States, our culture is more so of “everyone’s a winner” and people are more politically correct than real. That’s really the main problem with this country. We don’t face our problems head on. We find scapegoats to deflect on. I am worried for the current generation. They are taught that nothing is their fault – just point the finger. There isn’t any responsibility anymore.

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      • Well put. I don’t put much stock in everyone’s a winner I think it is as you say, it’s too easy to deflect our baggage on others. That you think about the consequences of your actions is more than most do.


      • I just stopped caring about what people thought about me. I stopped caring whether people liked me, talked about me, etc. I know who I am. Most people’s reactions to you are mostly borne out of their own insecurities and fears. They aren’t necessarily based upon your actions.

        If people like me, great. I do follow the golden rule – I treat everyone with respect and courtesy as I would like to be treated. But, if you cross me and don’t apologize and don’t make amends – we are done. I cut you out of my life. That’s how I work. It is still amazing to me how difficult it is for people to say, “I am sorry.” They can’t swallow their pride and admit they made a mistake. That’s fine. I don’t have time for your games anyways. You can wallow and destroy yourself in whatever fire is consuming you. You won’t drag me down with you.

        Yes, well I will freely admit thinking about the consequences of my actions was something I didn’t do for a long time. I’ve left a lot of turbulent wakes in my path. But that was then. Now, I think about the downstream effects. Every action warrants a reaction.

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      • Yes. Well said. Golden rule most certainly. Pride is a sloth’s rebuttal and justifies bad behavior.


  1. Not sure what I like more here…the poem, or the conversation between you and thefeatheredsleep (now I will hop on over to their blog)! 🙂 I am new to the blogging community, Blogging 101 is coming to an end. Everyone is really nice and open to conversing about writing and ideas! Quite refreshing. 🙂

    I prefer giving/receiving red roses, but I do know a few whom are ever so deserving of black roses. 😛

    Great poem and commentary, Jarrod & thefeatheredsleep!!



    • Thank you for being a part of my community and welcome to WordPress! I am happy to have you here!

      Candice (thefeatheredsleep) is a very talented writer! I would encourage you to check out her blog as well as many others that follow me! They are very talented!

      I am glad your experiences have been positive! There are a lot of wonderful people here that I have met and really enjoyed conversing with!

      I will look forward to more comments from you. Please feel free to comment on anything as you please. It is encouraged.

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      • You’re welcome, Jarrod! I am excited to be part of such a welcoming community! 🙂 Definitely will check out other blogs that are a part of your community! I am looking forward to develop my writing and conversing with you!



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