Thirteen red roses

13red-500x500I did a little research and discovered the traditional connotations assigned to sending roses. To show romantic interest or say “please be mine”, send a dozen roses. But to indicate eternal friendship, send thirteen. This poem is a plea against teen-marriage.

Thirteen roses to

Her I give

Instead of twelve,


True friendship and

Eternal love-

Enough for her

Number of years.





Author: mywrite2016

I am a freelance writer living in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. Author of three self-published books- No More Tears, To Kryss with Love and Dust Yourself Off and Try Again. I am the mother of two girls- 21 and 11 years old- a teacher and trained nurse.

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