Giving back the flowers


  • Other

    Giving back the flowers

    the roses were red.
    we did not match.
    me in H&M white,
    him in armani black.

    the wind kicked up.
    another painted picture.
    palm up he invited me,
    but my hands were tied.

    who knows where victory lies?
    in smiles and glances?
    or little touches?
    big unsaid words?

    a colorless doubt creeps.
    yet sweet and low they thrive,
    the roses, real and red.
    in a newly washed old vase.

    again he invites, with victory.
    no second best or 
    second-hand guesses.....
    first responses work best.

    after noon i sat alone.
    thoughts of smiles, glances blind me.
    the flowers in the vase,
    I could never consider giving back.

    Poem Comments


    Please login or register

    You must be logged in or register a new account in order to
    leave comments/feedback and rate this poem.

    Login or Register

    Chaos128 commented on Giving back the flowers


    Nothing worse than having a nagging doubt in the back of your mind. Logic says it's there for a reason, but that doesn't make it any easier. If you thought you were a real poet, Franny, you were 100% right!

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

    franny86’s Poems (26)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Fury 2
    Piece of Cake 1
    My house of Wine 1
    .Just Words
    Leather-Bound 0
    Fury 2 0
    Forgotten to be Shipped 0
    Uttered Rubbish 2 0
    Uttered Rubbish 0
    Sightless Groping 0
    Fairy Tale 1
    Records from a Scientist 1
    Phuck You 1
    Records from a Scientist 2 0
    Records from a Scientist 2 0
    Records from a Scientist 2 0
    Would you Believe 0
    Five minutes outside of Hell 1
    Something from a Box under my Bed 1
    The Last Time I Saw You 0
    You Don't Judge Stars 1
    struck by lightening 0
    blue tinted sunnies 1
    Giving back the flowers 1
    I had worn the red dress to the funeral 2
    without a word or a wave 1