little flower

by CJ Maleney   Aug 16, 2018

I plucked you from a meadow because I was transfixed by your beauty.

As you sit within that vase, I gradually watch you die.

The tips of your petals begin to change from yellow to brown. Your stem becomes weak and you fade away little by little.

I did this to brighten my own life. Yet it now feels darker.


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  • 8 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    This is a unique twist to a metaphor
    that has been written of before,
    I can't get enough of this poem
    and just how beautiful it is.

    There is so much beauty and sorrow
    mixed within this rich little poem- its just wonderful!

    • 8 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you so much for your comments and your vote. Means a lot and lovely to know who it was.

      Craig xx

  • 8 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    In just five lines there is beauty, feelings and a little warmth
    with an ending and a truth that all good things come to an end
    and that applies in every aspect of life doesn't it....take care

    Congrats on the Win :)

    • 8 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you Meena.

      Don't know what's happening but sometimes I don't see comment notifications.

      Sorry for via slow reply

      Craig x

  • 8 months ago

    by C Cattaway

    Lovely. Well done x

  • 9 months ago

    by Mark

    Beautiful win Craig

  • 9 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Thank you little Miss maple tree x

    • 9 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      So happy for you, Craig; fully deserved

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