Purple Carnation

September 21, 2017
By Xylus_Winters GOLD, Draper, Utah
Xylus_Winters GOLD, Draper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"There are two great days in a person's life,
The day we are born and the day we discover why."
- William Barclay

An incredible specimen,
With flowers and green pine needles,
It seems to give smiles in the light,
And is that music in the hills?
Whatever it may be, I’ll keep,
That silly little grin with teeth.
For whatever image you left,
I will never forget your gift,
A friendly wide grin, ear-to-ear,
And an embrace I won't forget.
You were a purple Carnation,
Cloaked in a cool blanket of snow.
I was the naive young pine tree,
Just as covered, just as lost there,
The cold snow is no place for us.

The author's comments:

This is about two lovers who both fall in love, but find themselves in a place they don't want to be. The Pine Tree (The local) doesn't like the place he's from, and the Carnation (The foreigner) misses her home.

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