Born to bloom then die

Born to bloom then die

A Poem by Gee
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A seasons end, another's start , an old fellas view on both

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One final cut, then mower stowed,
the gardens borders tilled,
winter blooms placed neat in rows,
'neath air now damp and stilled.

On terracotta throne the rose,
now a queen without her crown,
sits forlorn, stark, 'gainst watered light,
all petals withered, brown.

A brazier, smoke skyward sent,
as summers last burns slow,
beneath the boughs of leaf stripped trees,
readied now for coming snow.

The garden bleak, all colour shorn,
the gardener gave a sigh,
" nature, man, have briefest lives,
both born to bloom, then die "



































© 2016 Gee



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Gee
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A beautifully written poem, well constructed and rhymed. What most stands out to me is the ending, so wonderfully capped off and wrapped tight. Bravo!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Cheers J, appreciate the review
Lovely poem with perfect rhythm and rhyme. I do love roses. My grandmother grew prize yellow roses every year. One thing's for certain, you'll see the roses once more. ; ) Excellent read!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you kindly ma'am
Written so eloquently with beautiful imagery! Loved it!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Gayle
Gayle McMillan

3 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your words.
Gee

3 Months Ago

You'll have me blushing !!
I truly loved this
Very beautiful

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you..
I really like your poem! Especially the imagery you used, and how smoothly it flowed. Good job!!!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Cheers Sam..
ok i liked this it was steeped in dirt and flower petals and i liked it. thanks for the share

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Cheers JCC, this is as simple as it gets.
I love it! especially the ending, a really great poem overall


Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Again thank you Norah
Shadows of Frost in this classic piece told in bold metaphor and description.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you John
It's always sad and exciting when the seasons change. You miss the current ones when they're gone but look forward to the change of the next one coming. This is painting with words and it's done wonderfully.
"On terracotta throne the rose,
now a queen without her crown,
sits forlorn, stark, 'gainst watered light,
all petals withered, brown. "

i like that a lot. I like this whole piece a lot. Nicely done Gee!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Cheers Duff
duff

6 Months Ago

Cheers Gee
This is excellent. Can't wait to read more of your work

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Cheers. Go with low expectations to avoid disappointment

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Added on September 22, 2016
Last Updated on October 2, 2016
Tags: Autumn, summer, snow, death, life.

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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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