the silence of flowers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

his one here is slightly wilted,

is drooping drunkenly and dying
from the center to the petal tips

in varying degrees –
here a perfect petal clashing reluctantly

with a browning one
and throwing the bouquet's color scheme off,

and now you take it and throw the flower away
because pretty sells (out), and replace it with

a fresh flower that smells sweet and
(in the snow) it attracts the eye and looks happy,

but (it cries) in awful silence.

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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SkywithDiamonds said...
Mar. 27, 2015 at 7:03 am
Loved the "Pretty sells (out)" line--using grammar to your advantage is great for taking things to the next level. Super impressive!
 
sweetdollsarah said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm
LOVE THIS POEM!!!
 
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 6:09 am
That was very good, and I loved the grammar used in it; brought the poem to a whole new level. Do you think you could spare some time to check out my work? Please?
 
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