Blue Rose

Movies and tales; stories and fables

Fact or fantasy… it still grows

Searching mountains and deserts, valleys and plains

Seeking the elusive Blue Rose

 

Blue ————— Rose

Blue for the morning; blue for the ocean

Blue for the pools of her eyes

Blue ————— Rose

Blue for the darkness; blue for emotion

And heartache for knowing they lied

 

Sinbad the sailor, seeking her glory

The one who can find her wins all

Through perilous danger and physical pain

Find the Rose and fulfill the law

 

There is the Cyclops, there is Medusa

Conspiring to stop the find

Sinbad don’t waiver; seek Princess favor

With Blue Rose in fairytale time     (to chorus)

 

Marketer’s hoping to sell a million

Of the sad sweet smelling flower

Doing her over so cosmetically

Cash in on her drawing power

 

Just moments before she was still blushing

Still kin to the varying shades

But the power of Blue is far too tempting

To stop the advances she’s made     (to chorus)

 

There are some who wish she would stay as she was

So full of her natural beauty

But those in control of the marketing flow

Appeal to her sense of duty

 

(to chorus out)

 

© JW Thomas

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15 thoughts on “Blue Rose

  1. Mary Cathleen Clark March 20, 2016 / 5:03 am

    Ah, I like…I had never heard of a blue rose, so before commenting, I Googled it. A lot of symbolism behind the color.

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    • jwtatfbc March 20, 2016 / 5:05 am

      That is why I have used it in the combined metaphor, my friend.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark March 20, 2016 / 5:08 am

        I’m glad I took the time to look it up. I like the song, but understanding the layers of meaning makes it even more special.

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      • jwtatfbc March 20, 2016 / 5:10 am

        I appreciate the fact that you would go to that trouble to understand it, Pretty Lady.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark March 20, 2016 / 5:14 am

        I’m one of those people who if they run across a word they don’t know, stops and looks in up in the dictionary. Similarly with ideas and theories. Years ago, I read a book on quantum physics so I could understand it in more depth.

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      • jwtatfbc March 20, 2016 / 5:17 am

        That is an excellent personality trait to have. I’ve done much of that myself; but no quantum physics… ha ha But I’m fascinated with why people do the things they do, but you know that, my friend.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark March 20, 2016 / 5:19 am

        Yes, I do. 🙂 You look inward, I look outward. My go to channel on TV is The Science Channel. Probably doesn’t surprise you, JW.

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      • jwtatfbc March 20, 2016 / 5:21 am

        I enjoy some of the science topics as well; and am a fan of NOVA. But the social sciences are probably my forte.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark March 20, 2016 / 5:29 am

        Anything to do with space and time fascinates me–black holes, string theory, parallel universes, stuff like that. But no big foot or flying saucers please. Until I see big foot’s body or a space ship land in my yard, I’ll remain a skeptic on that front.
        Did you have inspiration for Blue Rose, something you read or saw maybe? The story behind the story is an interest of mine also.

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      • jwtatfbc March 20, 2016 / 5:33 am

        I’ve watched documentaries on a lot of those you quoted, my friend. As for Blue Rose, it was a little in-depth, but sprang from someone I knew, their life, and it’s comparison to an objectified and even commercialized object.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark March 20, 2016 / 5:36 am

        Maybe you can explain a little more in depth sometime.
        I’m off to bed now. Have one thing to do, then heading off to dreamland. Good night and sweet dreams, Alpha.

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      • jwtatfbc March 20, 2016 / 5:39 am

        I will definitely explain on another forum sometime, my friend.
        You have a good night and pleasant dreams as well, Pretty Lady.

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