I brought you a rose.

It still has the thorns on it
because I didn’t think it was right
to take the thorns from a living rose.

We can’t take the thorns out of life~
but if we are very careful
with what we do,
we can hold onto it anyway.

And if we do get pricked,
it only hurts for a moment
and then is past.

But it’s not the thorns that are important~
it is the rose.