There is No Need to Water a Wilted Flower Garden

There is No Need to Water a Wilted Flower Garden

A Poem by MsJewel

There is no need to water a wilted flower garden…



The grass was so much greener when

the lilies stood tall against the roses

pink buds blooming on the vine

the scent of violets and lavender

wrapping me in a plume of a thousand beautiful things

 

Lush gardens and you

holding the heart of my heart

light as the breeze brushing my neck

kissing my cheek

with secrets of days to come

 

as my mind wandered among the butterflies

 

Who opened the venetian blinds

and let time in?

It wasn’t ours to fight against

 

And now, you are nothing but a haunting sunset

in the beauty of a vulnerable sky

while I’m left with the stars pulling my hair…

neurotic, destructive, fiery, dangerous, unrestrained

 

To hell, to hell with it…

 

There is no need to water a wilted flower garden


© 2017 MsJewel



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MsJewel
Photography ~ Pinterest
Poetry ~ MsJewel

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my god Julie, that was stark, raw and tears at the heart... the thing is too, there is such soft longing and love in the first part of the poem and then wham!! a haunting sunset... the stark reality of lost love... but it is exactly now when water is needed in this garden... I love your poetry Julie, even when it rips out my heart and stomps on it...

redzone

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redzone

1 Year Ago

No, life is often filled with pain and suffering, heart break... no worries about the stomping Juli.. read more
MsJewel

1 Year Ago

I'm tougher than I look Curt! :)
redzone

1 Year Ago

I know Julie, to me you look like you know how to live life... but that doesn't mean it (life) doesn.. read more



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Oh My ... you've written another enthralling piece.
The metaphors, descriptions, and emotions flow seamlessly throughout the piece and the connection to the title at the end was absolutely brilliant. This poem's connection to nature was, in my opinion, the highlight in that nature builds most of the analogies throughout. In all, a lovely poem.

- William Liston

Posted 1 Year Ago


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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your kind words William. :) Julie
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Gee
Beautiful, a romantic stroll through what was and then foot stamping anger at its loss.
You're good Miss Julie, very..

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
"And now, you are nothing but a haunting sunset
in the beauty of a vulnerable sky"
My feelings overthrew one i readed this sentence , i love how you describe your feeling ,i really congratulate you this work is Excellent.

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your very kind and generous review :) Julie
A flower once left for too long without care
everyone absorbs its beauty
giving it nothing but air
but it needs so much more
it is silent and no one knows what to give anymore
and it wilts to death
thats why only truly sensitive people can care for flowers

beautiful

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you :) Julie
it's an allegory on love...when in its natural, reckless abandon, kind of state, it is perfect chaos...like a garden that is just growing on its own...but when we try to tame it...it wilts.

j.

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you Jacob :) Julie
Our hearts need tending to, like the garden. The soul thrives when it is needed, and scars when it is bruised...just like the wilted petals. You gave credence to the pain, and then let it go with a last breath...well done, Julie!

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your lovely comment Kelly :) Julie
After such loss, how do we ever let the heart thaw again or indeed water that garden, you always hold such impact in your poetry, amazing! :)

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your generous comment and compliment :) Julie
"And now, you are nothing but a haunting sunset
in the beauty of a vulnerable sky"

Powerful emotions conveyed here. I liked your word usage.
Beautifully penned.

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your kind words :) Julie
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

You're welcome 😊
If I weren't the sensitive type this poem wouldn't have any effect on me.
But you know I am
And your words have touched my soul.
And made me tremble.

This work is so good.

Trace

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you sweetie. It's so nice to see you here. Your comments mean the world to me. Hugs, J
What a superb, poignant and poetic metaphor.

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ken :) Julie

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MsJewel
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