by Jordan   Nov 26, 2011

Lili is a tiger,
Lili is a lion.
With delicate petals that
crumble with the

her heart is as
ravenous and wild
as screaming rapids;
no, daring men to
survive her wit and finesse.

With the power to
steal words away,
speaking to her is simply
a daunting task.
Usually even the most
courageous can only
ever say

" think
that you've a"

Written for Nevi's contest.
Prompt: Write a poem about a flower, any flower. You must incorporate the scientific name of the flower as well as the common name into the poem.


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  • 6 years ago

    by retha

    Lily white i be no more the torrent of shadows grimson waves blackened dusky praise, lily white i be ,lily white i love. Being lily fits me like a glove.

  • 6 years ago

    by Hellon

    I remember reading this one when it was posted in Nevi's contest and wondering if you wrote it..I knew it had to be a TC poem but I just thought of you for some reason. I have heard of a tiger lily but never a lion one...not sure if there even is a lion lily but that doesn'ter matter. My thoughts went straight to Michael Hutchence/Paula Yates little girl who had Tiger Lily somewhere in her name..sure you didn't mean her's strange how the mind works when reading words by someone else.

    I thought your ending was absolutely brilliant...very witty word play.

  • 6 years ago

    by Decayed

    This was yours? :)
    God, I love it, especially the play on words in the end.

    So smooth and vivid. Excellent.

  • 6 years ago

    by sibyllene

    Hilarious. Still tickles me every time. For some reason I thought this was a cheeky abby or Jane write, but clearly you can be just as cheeky.

    Lili and her super bum. Bahahahaha.