Mischievous Orchids This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

In a gruesome garden of vile violets, pernicious posies, and sinister sunflowers
none were so wretched as those mischievous orchids.

They flaunted grotesque beauty like it was something desired and enviable;
horrid transvestites of the flower world, flaunting what they had not.

Standing in limp clusters, exhausted from an endless charade, they lured small
children into the depths of a garden, clicking dripping tendrils.

First flattery, second seduction, third they thrust the tots through tall, triumph
arches wrapped in vicious vines and adorned with ruined reliefs.

Gnarled iron gates slammed shut the horticultural tomb, keeping the kids
completely enclosed. They wept and shook and stammered
but those orchids cared not for fear, mere marinating for a massive meal
which would, no doubt, scintillate in the sun with flora saliva.

Falling on them voraciously, not a bit of gristle was spared from the babes
as the orchids consumed their all and every.

The rusting black gates swung open in a gentle, creaking style to reveal
bevies of bloated botany slick with sanguinity.

In a gruesome garden of vile violets, pernicious posies, and sinister sunflowers
none were so wretched as those mischievous orchids.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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zhlen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm
this is really really good, you hav an amazing imagination.. thats kinda twisted
 
Kbuschan said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm
really detailed, you have a different way of looking at things. I like it :)
 
Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm
I love this poem!! It's really good! Especially the ending! it ends the poem well!!! :) I also like the whole idea of the poem. You must have worked so hard on this!! :) Also can you please take a look at my writing- The cul-de-sac and The watering hole (That are published on this website) And please rate and comment on them?? It would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS!!! :) :)
 
Jessica B. said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm
That's a graet piece. Very descriptive!
 
chelsar666 said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm
I  love this. I love the vocab you used and I love the metaphores. It's a beautiful piece.
 
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