He gave her a Red Rose

red rose and snow

The day was so sunny and bright
when she met him her wonderful Knight.
She looked into his eyes
Lost in them we would surmise.

A love she thought forever
cherished and hurt never
Deeper she suddenly fell
Into that dark dark well

Rings exchanged along with vows
With all that love allows
Her fairy tale would so begin
Such love and hope again

She made a home with grace
and hope and wild embrace
The love she wanted there
Could almost be too much to bear

He hit her hard the first time
Remorse laden and very kind
Never again he said
Never again as she bled.

She believed him loved him
As her eyesite became dim
beneath the swollen lids
She hid it from the kids.

They had two now lovely ones
This from love becomes
A trap a jail
A monstrous male

He threatened often
Then he would soften
Back and forth the went
Before the cops were sent

She sent them away she said
After all I banged my head
Falling down the stairs
They left unaware

That he had a crow bar Behind his back
Gave her head a mighty whack
Down she went with her last breath
Down she went to her death.

An accident he cried
As his lover died
I didn’t mean to kill
to make her so still.

He brought a rose to her grave
A rose he managed to save
From her casket steel and cold
To sit atop it and mold

Away and gone she is today
and he will have his judgement day
So if you find yourself in my tale
There is help you can avail.

Before you get a red, red rose.


  1. Julia Manuel · December 9, 2014



  2. warturoadam77p · December 9, 2014

    Poignant words. Some abhor physical violence, subject their significant others to constant barrages of verbal and psychological abuse–completely oblivious to damage done.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gale Molinari · December 9, 2014

    Thank you I really hope it hits home and some is saved. Too many are killed in domestic violence.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ally1lakeside · December 9, 2014

    A beautiful poem that makes my heart pound and my eyes weep. Amazing x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Gale Molinari · December 9, 2014

      Thank you that is very kind I just hope the right people read it.


  5. ally1lakeside · December 9, 2014

    Reblogged this on ally1lakeside and commented:
    Having been in a similar situation that I escaped from I know there are many who actually either don’t feel they can leave or they can’t physically. Domestic abuse is an excuse from a feeble person trying to be big and they are pathetic!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. silentlyheardonce · December 9, 2014

    A sad tale that happens much too often. If your love is so possessive you should leave to keep from hurting those you claim to love.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Gale A. Molinari · January 3, 2015

    Reblogged this on Philosopher Poet with Dreams.


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