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
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 "



































© 2018 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Hopefully okay

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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 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 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 10 Months Ago


Gee

10 Months Ago

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

Posted 10 Months Ago


Gee

10 Months Ago

Thank you Gayle
Gayle McMillan

10 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your words.
Gee

10 Months Ago

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

Posted 10 Months Ago


Gee

10 Months Ago

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

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 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 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

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


Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

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

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Duff
duff

1 Year Ago

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

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers. Go with low expectations to avoid disappointment

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Added on September 22, 2016
Last Updated on March 31, 2018
Tags: Autumn, summer, snow, death, life.

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Gee
Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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