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I watched the flowers die.

August 25, 2009
By artmusiclit_chic GOLD, Riverside, Rhode Island
artmusiclit_chic GOLD, Riverside, Rhode Island
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I watch the flowers
In the vase
Deteriorating rapidly
Over a matter
Of mere days.
Their beauty
Vibrant colors
That inspire the artist
Sweet fragrance
That brings out the romantic
In all of us
Now a distant memory.
The hues of the petals
Seeming to have evaporated into thin air
Leaving them faded, lackluster
If flowers could feel
They'd feel despair.
Curling in on themselves the once-smooth petals
Too soon are stretched
Similar to human skin
Full of wrinkles.
The knowledge of the departure
Of their glamour
The attempt at still living
And so I watch the flowers
In the vase
Dry up and die
And I cry.
For now that they cease to exist
Their beauty will be missed.
Something taken for granted
Like a forgotten soul
An extinct creature
An unwritten song.

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This article has 8 comments.

sasaga7 GOLD said...
on Jul. 10 at 9:13 pm
sasaga7 GOLD, Parsippany, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
trust yourself, believe yourself, and watch yourself grow

Wow, this is a true work of art. Brilliant and deep

on Jun. 25 at 10:36 am
13bookworm4596 SILVER, Mantua, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay gold, Ponyboy." -Johnny Cade (S.E. Hinton)
"One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory." - Louis Zamperini

I love this. It has a feeling that it is deeper than just flowers, and the ending really made me think.

PowerPaws GOLD said...
on Apr. 24 at 12:02 am
PowerPaws GOLD, Gampaha, Other
13 articles 50 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If I'm going to die, I'd like to actually live first.” ― Rachael Lippincott

"I wanna live."

"Don't forget where you belong"

“If we could only have this life for one more day. If we could only turn back time. You know I'll be your life, your voice, your reason to be." - One Direction

“Always be yourself" - Little Mix

“Everyone in this world is breathing borrowed air.” - Five Feet Apart

“If this year has taught me anything, it's that grief can destroy a person.”

“Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.”

“I would always rather be happy than dignified." - Jane Eyre

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”

“Baby you light up my world like nobody else."

"Futures don't make themselves, you have to create them."

"Don't assume the answer is no before you ask the question."

@artmusiclit_chic That’s a brilliant piece of work 🥺❤️

Munib-847 said...
on Dec. 10 2021 at 1:19 pm
Munib-847, Karachi, Other
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I love your poem it's a deep sense

on Sep. 17 2021 at 7:32 pm
avantu589 BRONZE, Pompton Plains, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

Love the poem……really different point of view, but dead flowers have tons of beauty too, I feel like if u ended with that, it would give the writing a lighter tone.

what_i_feel said...
on Apr. 22 2021 at 3:18 pm
what_i_feel, Tucson, Arizona
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there is still beauty in dead roses, in fact probably more than when they are alive...

on Apr. 16 2021 at 10:25 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1052 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

wheres the hope?
not saying thats bad, if you read almost any of my stuff there is no hope... or there is hope but its realllllyyyy creepy, like hope of suicide to escape the pain that i frankly dont understand but i somehow write

on Apr. 16 2021 at 10:26 am
LadyWhimsy SILVER, Edmond, Oklahoma
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I love your poem it's deep and touches the soul feeling it with sadness and a small sense of hope.