Hard shell of coconut,

Protects juicy delight inside,

Tough contours of person,

Shields vulnerability inside,

If not for the thorns,

Would sweet scented roses be valued?

If not for the brambles,

Would the tasty berries be appreciated?

No gain without pain,

And rightly so!

44 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Linda for running the dVerse Quadrille challenge # 108. The challenge is to write a poem in exactly 44 words using the word bramble. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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