I continue to work on this and make changes because I really like this poem, I do appreciate all the help so please, at no time withdraw your comments..especially
Pete as these changes are from your comments and also Asif as you have helped me a lot. thank you both, Here is yet another versio..we'll get there yet.
A Scarlet Rose
A scarlet rose that stands so tall,
And proudly shows her face to all,
Yet carefully you hold the stem,
Of thorns that hold this lovely gem.
Her face, soft folds of ruby hues,
So touch her gently if you choose.
A maiden glowing from within,
Like sweet music of a violin.
Her petals gently falling now,
As she is fading, stem sadly bows.
Yet, thorns with strength they still remain,
Until the ending of her reign.