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What can be more beautiful than love More delightful to the ears than a bird chirping its melodious song of happiness on a Sunday morning More heart melting than a single rose given to you by the one you adore To be able to live and to see such beauty in life is a wonderful blessing However not many of us are bestowed with this gift The majority of people are too busy or too consumed with the superficialities of life that they fail to take part in the splendor that is right in front of them Whether it is intentional or not we are desecrating the world around us It is a crime to be so incredibly unappreciative and unaware of the sacredness of Gods creations The poem Solace written by Dorothy Parker reflects the worlds apathetic attitude towards the desecration and destruction of the sacredness of all living things The poem begins There was a rose that faded young I saw its shattered beauty hung upon a broken stem 1-3 This rose which was once fragrant and rich with a crimson red has faded young and hangs wilted pale and ugly upon a broken stem The rose transforms from a symbol of beauty to one of death and decay Sadly all but one person notices this single fallen rose he alone appreciates the beauty of every living thing While he is left mourning for this rose we find that the majority of people could care less What need to care with roses budding everywhere says the crowd 4-5 Its obvious that the majority cannot appreciate the beauty that this rose once provided If we truly believe that everything on his world is sacred than how can we feel no condolences for a fallen beauty Or how about a hundred fallen beauties How many fallen roses trees and plants does it take to realize our apathy and failure to pay the proper respect to
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