Never Again

March 30, 2011
By Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)


You were my garden
I tended your soul
Pulled up the weeds
Ugly black things
Planted some pink roses
Your favorite, I thought

I watered you
And laughed with joy
When you started to blossom
I put up a pretty white fence
To keep the goodness in
And the blackness out
I stood over you
Protecting you

Then one day
I had to tend my own garden
I left you for a while
Whispering promises of return
I tidied up my soul
There was no one to do it for me

When I came back
The roses were gone
Uprooted, replaced
With dandelions
The fence was gone, too
Barbed wire curled around you
Harsh and cold, keeping you in
And me out

You laughed at me
And the lilacs in my soul
Then you uprooted yourself
From my life
Moved your garden somewhere
Far, far away

I cannot find you
I don't think I want to
Rain falls on my soul
As I sit there among the lilacs
And tell myself

Never again
Will I tend another garden



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on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:52 pm
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)

Thanks both of you! :) And that is a nice idea, I will definitely think about it. -Lilac

on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:45 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
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^I totally agree!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 5:28 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I really like the metaphorical side of this,and I also think that it's true. We, as human beings, seem to focus an awful lot on the minds and such of other people, but then we don't save enough time to truly look into and examine ourselves. I think this poem captures the essence of that beautifully and I loved the beginning very much. Although, I think instead of saying barbed-wire at the end, maybe something a little bit different and less simple... I'm not sure what, though... Maybe describe the barbed-wire compared with the fence. Good work overall!


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