The Sweet Flower

The Sweet Flower

A Poem by C.M. Waters

This poem was written as a metaphor representing how I accepted a lot of what I was given when I was a child, and how the good I once knew wasn't quite so good when I grew up.

I have one flower,
Smelling oh so sweet...
I could live with that scent,
As I have
Every day of my life.
The same scent
Flowing to my face.
Oh, what a sweet, sweet flower....

I enter a garden
And smell many flowers,
Each with their unique scent.
Some smell revolting,
Others ever so luscious.
Beautiful variety.

I come home,
And smell my sweet flower,
Only something's different.
This sweet flower of mine
No longer smells that sweet.
I've been living with this scent
Longer than I can remember.
It smells nice,
But I've smelled better.

© 2011 C.M. Waters

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good theme, its starts out real sappy almost too sweet yet ends with a very indifferent tone which i think is awesome b/c it reflects the poem, intentionally or not. though id use other words rather than just sweet, unless you did so purposefully. all in all good job

Posted 12 Years Ago

Like the grass is always greener on the other side so does the flowers fragrance smell better on the other side ;) Nice poem.. :) xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on November 1, 2011
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C.M. Waters
C.M. Waters

Granbury, TX

I am currently a senior in high school. I am a creative visionary who originally had a dream of creating films until I realized that I didn't have access to enough of the necessary materials. One day,.. more..