Fading Flowers

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

A short commentary on the ageing process of women. A take on the fragile and frivolous nature of youth.

Lush spring greenery, leaf upon leaf

Purity thrives.

Budding to become.

Dancing and encircling;

Enticing opportunities

Velvet skin. Petal by petal, almost.

[It begins...]

Now’s the only time. Your only chance

The moment of perfection is also the last;

One breath, one blink, one heartbeat.

[...and ends]

Colours drain, life droops

Chances fold and memories wilt.

Brittle stigma and fragile bones.

Faces fade in silent showers

Weathered and worn

Tired and torn

Float. Fall. Finish


Submitted: November 17, 2009

© Copyright 2022 Charlotte Jayne. All rights reserved.

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Beautiful! What more can I say.

Tue, November 17th, 2009 8:30pm


Thank you :)

Wed, November 18th, 2009 11:00am

Mistress of Word Play

Your comparisons were amazing in this write. It made me smile at times. You are so very talented. I look forward to reading more. Susan :)

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 6:35pm


Thanks, I'm very flattered that a writer as gifted as you likes my work :)

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 12:08pm

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