Dandelion Confessions

by Ben Pickard   Mar 12, 2018


When lilies and dahlias
thrived on my grief -
made roots with my wrongs -
the dandelions listened
with a delicacy only they
could ever assume.

For when I was done,
they stole nothing but a
simple breath from me
and each of my indiscretions

floated

away

on

the

wind.

--

Ben Pickard

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  • 9 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Wonderful imagery here, Ben.
    Not only with your words, but with the format. The way you trail off in single words, depicting that wind, that breath and with it all those stolen indescretions floating away.

    Excellent.

    • 9 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Michael. I always thought this was my favourite free verse piece I have written

  • 11 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    Ben Lilies and dahlias gonna love you for the way you write.

  • 11 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    This is one of my favorites, Ben! I feel strength and peace in the beauty of this piece.

  • 11 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, this is magnificent. I'm blown away...

    • 11 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Brenda, Em, Kitty - many thanks

  • 11 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Another astounding piece Ben which left me breathless

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