General Poetry posted January 26, 2011


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5-7-5 on this symbol along the Cherokee Trail

Haiku on the Cherokee Rose

by Minglement


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cherokee rose thrives

denoting 'trail where they cried' 

God's gift of comfort

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Haiku contest entry

Recognized


An abbreviated tribute to this lovely wild rose which grows in profusion along the 'Trail of Tears'. Legend says that so many babies and childre were lost on this horrific march from the Cherokee home in Georgia, in November 1838. God caused these wild roses to spring up everywhere a mother's tear fell to encourage the mothers go go on. My thanks to nonarom for the beautiful photo, and to you for reading.
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