Amateur Poets and Writers for Life

by Star   Sep 17, 2022


This world we both live in is wider than our lifetimes combined.

You taught me how to write a tribute to flowers,
even when the night seems shallow and the shadows
hushed behind closed doors.

It took time to realize that beauty is found within the
the realms of reality herself, and not the fantasy
I kept creating with my words.

You taught me that the flowers I see have lived
and are wilting as I write this, and that too
is a part of who we have become.

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  • 1 week ago

    by BOB GALLO

    Very strong.

    • 5 days ago

      by Star

      Thank you Bob!

  • 1 week ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Those last lines, Star!!! Unraveling at the beauty and perspective in this. I love that kind of soft epiphany you seem to have had, the way someone has taught you, perhaps over time, that there is something to be made and grown from every part of what we all go through... even when we feel there can be no beauty or strength or ability to move on. I like the part about reality versus fantasy, and it also gives me a feeling that as we take each breath, wherever we are, the world is changing and there is suffering we can't prevent, but there is beauty still. We can define beauty however we see it. Even if it's in the smallest, most innocuous places that don't seem they would make a big impact to others, but reveal themselves to us in some way.

    I simply can't get over how you worded the last few lines. It's poetic and there's a sense of calm, of acceptance, of making peace with one's self. With one's soul and mind and trying to just "exist" as a human no matter if we can make sense of what is within and around us.

    All the best!

    • 5 days ago

      by Star

      Thank you ^_^
      Eeeek I just hated to see this on the front page!!