Rejected Invitation

I asked her to dinner and she said no

I had no idea

Why she didn’t want to go with me

I mean isn’t this what you do?

Go grab a bite

Watch a movie or two

She said she was staying in

Didn’t feel too well


I respected her wishes and went to dinner alone

Enjoying the ambiance

Sharing jokes with the servers

Then enters her

On the arms of another


I thought I must have been dreaming


I avoided eye contact

Got my dinner to go

Grabbed my coat

Tipped generously

Then headed home

I thought about what happened

It stung just a bit

I know that my endeavors

I’d have to quit


She always said I was a nice guy

Too nice at times

Told me that being mean must be a hard feat

I scoffed

A text came in from her

Saying “Maybe next week?”

Without a second thought

I just hit delete


With petals the reddest of red
Leaves the greenest of green
Plucked from the earth…with the intent to impress
To help an undying love…be expressed

Given up…
But not taken…
They must have been mistaken

For surely this rose…
Would touch the heart of any
It is THE symbol of love
And to receive one
Would show…


But it was turned down…
As if nothing
What now?

Once separated from the earth
There is little left to be done
Never again will this rose
Enjoy basking in the sun

The red will soon turn to black
One by one…
The petals…will fall to the floor
This beautiful flower
Wont be the same…anymore…

All because love could not be returned
All because love could not be accepted


And that’s the way the story goes
Love could have saved it
Yet it was…
Left without water
Out to wither…

This is the life of…
An unwanted rose…