Dripping Carnations

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

Are all flowers wet at the tip?

Fell asleep a long time ago but I'm waking people up
Open door opportunities but everybody's doors seem to be shut
Are you really giving up? Or does nothing really matter?
If you throw a water balloon at a wall, can you tell me if it splatters?
Or does it make a sound?
Especially if nobody is around
Did you know if you cut a dog loose, it might end up in a pound?
Rain drops on flower petals
Brown past with equals rusted metals
You are obligated to many choices
But are you willing to listen to the unfamiliar voices?

In your head
Or under your bed
While your sleep or writing something instead
Your favorite color is red because from the body, blood leaks
If blood was a human, could you tell me if it sleeps?
Or is it awake? Ready to shake and bake
Ground breaking like an earthquake
Thick, creamy goodness of a milkshake

You got it or we got?
Is it she shops and he bought?
We think and they thought?
She catches but he's caught?
Answer the following questions
There's nothing wrong with suggestions
Second guessing or even miscalculated facts
Or the missing clues of the left given tracks
Our world would start wet but end dry
No answers but only asking "why?"
The world is dripping I bet
Like some water it just met
When I close my eyes, the flowers fry
But when I touch the soil, the flowers cry

Submitted: August 24, 2012

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The last lines ae such a powerful ending, in fact, I had to read this twice. I love your poetry and originally I was just stopping by your page to read some other poems of yours but this one is truly amazing

Fri, August 24th, 2012 4:19am


Thank you very much

Fri, August 24th, 2012 12:38am

Insane Membrane

a little different well done

Fri, August 24th, 2012 7:20am


Thank you very much

Fri, August 24th, 2012 12:37am

Rache Blue

I can sing to this. It's really nice! Thanks for sharing your passion with the world. I really enjoyed it.

Fri, August 24th, 2012 10:22am


Thank you very much!

Fri, August 24th, 2012 8:42am


Look what we've got here. Another poetic masterpiece from the Great King Acie. This is so recklessly glorious, man. You drop the lines literally from the sky and the way you fix the rhymes make me sigh. Hmmm..

Fri, August 24th, 2012 12:21pm


Thank you very much.

Fri, August 24th, 2012 8:42am


well done on this...intresting read to say the least. it is put together well. good work.....there isnt too many people that read this that wont catch what you wrote

Fri, August 24th, 2012 3:38pm


Thank you very much

Fri, August 24th, 2012 8:43am


Yet another extremely inspirational poem. Great job!

Wed, April 10th, 2013 5:46pm


Thank you very much :)

Wed, April 10th, 2013 5:32pm

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