Let it be... In a Garden of Poisoned Parox Roses

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The sixth of eight.

Submitted: May 15, 2018

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Let it be... In a garden of Poisoned Parox Roses

Started:  10-18-16 3:45pm

Finished: 10-22-16 11:19 am

 

Beyond the gate lay a garden 

Over-run and Oversewn 

Rusted works stand clothed in moss

The path lay old and overgrown 

 

Tile trails sit scrambled 

 Oaks lie strangled and unearthed 

Potted violets shattered 

Lilacs regretting the day they were birthed 

 

Bleeding Hearts hang shyly 

Clothed in crimson and beryl 

Melanoid allies stand slyly 

Their venomous thorns will make you ill

 

Upon my next step and suddenly at my feet

Stemmed and bloomed a young tulip

How suddenly and beautifully it grew up

Looking ever so delicate and smelling ever so sweet

 

Emulous and  envious 

Virulent nectar drips from their thorns

Invidious and insidious

Blackened petals glitter with scorn

 

Climbing down the stems they make their way

At first command the vicious attack starts

For all that are comely must suffer and pay

Under the orders of the murderous Hearts 

 

Emulous and invidious 

Venomous vines descend with grace 

Envious and insidious 

Wrapping the Tulip in a thorny embrace

 

How coldly it strangles

Sparkling with starry light though it itself is dark as silt 

How cruelly it mangles

The Tulip's colors fade as its stem and petals slowly wilt

 

Suddenly the ground rumbled 

I should have turned and looked away

The earth shook as the trail crumbled 

I pitied the tulip and now I too must pay

 

In vain I tried to get away

As the crevasse followed close

Upon the thorns I clumsily slipped 

In my sole I was dealt a paralyzing dose

 

The path splits and wider it grows

I fall in to the hole and soon will disclose

The perils and dangers the darkness will pose

At the orders of the Poisoned Parox Rose


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