The Trio

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cover image: Piscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

The Trio

At first glance

they seem to be alike,


each of the three,

nourished and flourishing.

Step nearer,

look closer,

and you’ll notice, perhaps,

that all is not quite

so equal.

There can be no doubt

that the rose

in the centre,

from the thickest stem,

is that bit brighter,


more eye-catching

than the two that

grow to either side.

Branched out,

with thinner stems,

getting the left-overs.

But breathe in

and you might be surprised

when you find that

the scent of those less spectacular buds

seems just that bit

more fragrant.

Nature’s way of keeping

the balance

when more than vision

comes in to play.

Submitted: April 22, 2020

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Mike S.

A fine pedal poem, Hull!

Wed, April 22nd, 2020 6:32pm


Thanks for reading it, Mike.

Wed, April 22nd, 2020 11:41am

Sue Harris

Interesting comparison and one that can also be attributed to vegetables... the smaller vegetables are more tasty and sweeter than their bigger counterparts. A thought provoking poem, Hully. I am just over five feet tall, I would like to think the same applies to me! Ha!

Wed, April 22nd, 2020 8:31pm


Ha, well, I'm not that much taller than you, Sue. About three inches, so...

Thu, April 23rd, 2020 5:58am

moa rider

Bees visit roses to collect pollen for their brood Mama Hullabaloo. Yep the fragrance attracts them rather than the beauty but we delight in what we see and smell. I enjoyed your poem. Usianguke

Wed, April 22nd, 2020 11:58pm


Thanks, Moa. It means a lot that you enjoyed it.

Thu, April 23rd, 2020 6:01am

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