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Rose

June 27, 2021
By mossywall GOLD, Newton, Massachusetts
mossywall GOLD, Newton, Massachusetts
10 articles 10 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine." - Neil Armstrong


Rose petals,

Are bittersweet,


They taste,

Like memories,

Sour,

Sweet,

And lost,


Like gritty dirt,

And bristling plants,

And disorderly gardens,

And a smiling friend.


Black iron fences,

And rocks that line the street,

 

Lemonade,

And a barking puppy,


Heat,

And laughter,


The sound of forgotten times,


Walking down to the store,

Helping set up for a party,

Smiling,

Eating marshmallows out of the bag,


Ice clinking against teeth,

Questions,

And gentle smiles,


Moody but kind,

Older sisters,


Ice pops,

And ice cream,

Dripping down fingers,


Hot cement steps,

Under legs,

And gummy bears,

Thrown in the air,

To be caught in mouths,


Shoes filled with gravel,

And patient friends waiting while you pour the dirt out,


Pillow forts,

And arguments,

About who gets the favorite swing,


Iced tea,

And growing older.


Being forgotten,

And left behind,


Falling silent,

As you realize,

They don’t remember,

The memories,

And stories,

You tell,

About the times you spent together,


Drifting apart,

Like ice flows,

On different courses,

Just…
separating,

Until,

They’re gone,

And you’re facing the sea,

Alone.


All the taste in a rose.



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on Jul. 18 2021 at 1:29 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
26 articles 0 photos 272 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

This is a really beautiful poem, love it ♥️

on Jul. 2 2021 at 4:12 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

bc its new. and a lot of great stuff flys under the radar. but I agree, I liked it.

on Jul. 2 2021 at 11:43 am
CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
16 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There would be no shadows if the sun were not shining"

in all seriousness.. I luv ur work

on Jul. 2 2021 at 11:42 am
CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"There would be no shadows if the sun were not shining"

HOW HAS NO BODY COMMENTED ON THIS YET???? ITS INCREDIBLE!!!