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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

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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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dear Julie... Yes, love can be like the
scent of Violet's and lavender... holding the heart of your heart ... Light as the breeze brushing your neck. "How do I love you... let me count the ways". penned by a famous poetess. Was it Emily Dickinson? Her romance(s) were sad... truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


Powerful and full of passion. One of my favorite lines is:
"Who opened the venetian blinds and let time in?"
I love how you started out with mellow undertones and gradually built up to the harsh realities surrounding the passing of time and loss. Hopefully with a new day the pain starts to fade away with the promise of a new tomorrow. This is a simply awe inspiring write!



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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your kind words Dara :) Julie
Love the line about opening the blinds to let time in. Stunning poem Julie. When love dries up, no amount of nourishment will bring it back. That's what I take away from this. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poem. I appreciate it very much :) Julie
The idea of an over saturated heart was very cool and i totally felt the frustration in the lines..
"i'm left with the stars pulling my hair..
It universally spoke when it was resolved with "to hell, to hell with it. Good fury here MsJewel, well done!

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you :) Julie
Wow. I felt the impact of this. You laid it all out. Hopefully we can tend to our wounds as we tend to our wilted hopes. A new one will flourish in due season...:)..................

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much Sami :) Julie
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. ...:::)))
wow. a powerful one. a sad, tough tragedy. i guess it's over. "To hell, to hell with it…" is very effective. there is such beauty through & through here despite the difficult nature of the piece. pic is perfect. you always do such a great job. you should be working for harlequin!

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your lovely comment Pete. :) Julie
Very peaceful and elegant poem. Your poetry is so beautiful Julie,..once again a lovely piece from you my lady, thanks for sharing

Dennis

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MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your lovely comment Dennis :) Julie
'.. while I’m left with the stars pulling my hair. '…

Pause to gasp.. to reach for a tissue.. .. .. Oh < Julie.. that is so damned real.

If any poem be considered based on truth, this has to be the one. If not, your perception, your understanding, of immense and beautiful love deserted, set aside, is extraordinary, yet painful to the core. Does that make sense.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your kind words Emma :) Julie
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

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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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MsJewel

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