Bittersweet

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A poem I wrote for a girl I had a crush on, taking full advantage of flower language.

the words in a rose.

 

The language of flowers is an interesting concept.

A language only visual, that you see and feel rather than hear.

and it’s funny how something as small as a carnation

could hold in its colour the fate to all you keep dear.

 

But do you know the language of the flowers?

Will you, can you listen with your eyes?

Would you smile at a boquet of Cyclamen’s

not knowing I was making my goodbyes?

 

But goodbye is not the message that I wish to say

Though equally as weighty, these words may be.

So I hope you know the language of the flowers,

as a gladious sums up my need for you to see.

 

a jonquil? No, too needy, red carnation is the same.

and for all I know this search is pointless, completely in vain.

I could craft perfection, say all I need to say.

but you’ll react like a candy tuft on a midsummers day.

 

A rose leaf for hope

A stem without thorns

petals the colour of love at first sight-

but alas, this will go as the begonia warns.

I’m no garlic. I’m a pink larkspur at best.

these petals will never leave my hand,

to be held against your breast.

so as spring comes, ill pluck a daffodil

place it in your hair

you’ll smile a chrysanthemum

not knowing the soul I bare.

 

but its okay, and i’m happy.

my hearts not an orange lilly.

and as I sit with my geranium

I feel far from silly.

Because for all the dead leaves flying through the air

at least I had the courage to put a daffodil in your hair.


 


Submitted: September 05, 2015

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Gaea Killarny

I love this. The play on words work exceptionally well together.

Sun, September 6th, 2015 7:25am

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