The Garden Ghost

by cassie hughes   Oct 27, 2020


On restless feet she wanders
through the garden of her life
tall trees of indiscretions past
deline bruised path of strife

Her form oft lingers briefly
near the primulas of grace
before she pirouettes away
in lovers ghost embrace

Chrysanthemums scowl fiercely
at fidelity abstained
and faithful Gladioli bend
their heads in sorrows shame

The passing of her palid form
brings aconite to bloom
then Angels Trumpet wildly calls
of danger, risk and doom.

The lily’s heady perfume speaks
of beauty just skin deep
whilst thoughtless Mandevilla
vines send tendrils meant to trip

Over thyme her flaws revealed
but lesson never learned
So to traverse this acre green
Everlasting must return.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    by Shruti

    The images it puts in my mind are so beautiful. Congratulations on the win!

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    Congratulations cassie :) M

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    Haha never mind my Last comment. Everlasting it is a flower of the Daisy family.

    • 1 month ago

      by cassie hughes

      It is indeed a Daisy type flower. Sorry for the confusion :D

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    May i ask, what did you mean by that last stanza? “Who is Everlasting?” Throughout the point there’s references of flowers and their names capitalize. I thought it was interesting that the last stanza “Everlasting is capitalize” but I’m don’t think that’s a flower.

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    Over thyme her flaws revealed
    but lesson never learned
    So to traverse this acre green
    Everlasting must return.

    ^^ Uhmm, I don’t mean to sound pretentious, really, I do not mean that at all. But, awww... should I return?

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