Breathe Blossom to Decay

by Kakera   Feb 6, 2014


2014-02-06 04:17 AM

Whenever spring came
you'd blossom like the cherry trees,
spreading pink petals wherever
your bare feet walked

Whenever summer came
you'd radiate even more than usual,
breaking dusk with your dawn
as the oceans became spirals

Whenever autumn came
you'd turn the brown into evergreen;
breathe blossom to decay,
and teach healing to the wounded

But whenever winter came,
frostbite caressed your fingertips
as you built snow-monsters
to distract yourself from the coming new year

And the seasons always change

but the pink petals always slipped from my reach
I always got stuck between dusk and dawn
your breath could never stop my decay
and the frostbite reached past my rib cage

So we rode this downward spiral
like a playground slide
hoping that we'd end up somewhere
where our love for the seasons passing never died

But even if we did
the pain will never go away

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  • 3 years ago

    by DarkLight

    Beautiful

    but even if we did the pain will never go away.

    I love the ending.

  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Nice ending... its soft, and yet it ties in with the elegance of the poem... I like it!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Midnight Sky

    Awesome job here i could fell the it line by line

  • 3 years ago

    by Midnight Sky

    Awesome job here i could fell the it line by line

  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Kakera,

    You have penned a beautiful piece here. I truly adore the word usage and a touch of repetitive flow adds to the elegance of this piece. The ending seemed to drop off a bit, just a suggestion you might try something with the word seasons:

    "seasons change, but sorrow stays forever"

    tieing in your theme of seasons... just an idea, either way this was a delightful poem and I look forward to reading more from you!

    • 3 years ago

      by Kakera

      Oho, thank you very much for your wonderful comment!

      I definitely agree about the ending as well. Quite frankly, I always struggle with endings -- perhaps because I'm childish in how I don't want things to end? Who knows. I'm definitely going to consider re-writing the ending though, and your tip might just be a winner!

      Again, thank you very much!