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Weeds Grow Amongst the Flowers

June 12, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


I took the chance yesterday, to sit in the garden for hours.
I pondered why weeds grew amongst the lovely flowers.

I supposed it was for them to grow, while the petals slowly died.
They feasted on their sadness and forced their words inside.

The delicate flowers couldn’t save themselves from the ravaging beasts,
They are far too soft and beautiful to be saved by rain or wild yeast.

The weeds overtake a garden, killing all that’s dear to a poor rose,
entwine their rough roots and bury all alive till the wind blows.



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on Jul. 14 2014 at 9:34 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you with all of m heart! And by the way, I am one of YOUR big fans lol. And I truly do love your work. :)

on Jul. 14 2014 at 7:22 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Really...I'm so amazed that I can't say anything, except your poem is wonderful! I'm like one of your big fans!!! ^_^ it's really wonderful, and I thank you for sharing this!!! I hope more of your AMAZING work comes!!! (i did manage to say something, huh :/ nevertheless, wonderful is your poem just like you are, my friend!)

on Jun. 30 2014 at 9:21 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

thank you!!! :)

AmericaniumJ said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 9:00 pm
AmericaniumJ, Eureka, Utah
0 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
-Shakespeare

I love the visual!

on Jun. 18 2014 at 8:56 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

thank you :3

on Jun. 18 2014 at 8:09 pm
bella-nielsen GOLD, Marshall, Minnesota
13 articles 27 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"autism isn't contagious, but a smile is and that's what im afraid of."-grumpy cat

very well structured


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