A Poem by Muse

My garden would be beautiful, but not complete, not without something a little out of a venus fly trap, the carrion flower, some opium.







I think your Alice forgot to tell you about me.
This garden of hers is not what it appears to be.
Surrounded by roses and the sweet humming bees.
My stems perk and tickle because I know you see me.


Thirsty; I open my buds to receive the fresh rain.
Hungry; you prick a ring finger and flinch in brief pain.
I smile, in knowing I can never be tamed.
Your lips whisper out, "Grow, and take these flies for fresh game."


All this affection, I thought Alice would be jealous.
Attentive with a love that seemed secret and zealous.

Keeping me safe, guarding me with a golden trellis.
I am your Venus fly trap, hungry, bold and luscious.




© 2014 Muse

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A pearl in an oyster is not there by mistake. It may wonder about its creation as an irritation or it can see itself for the beauty of symmetry and the inspiration it creates in the eye of the beholder.

The fly trap doesn't put out a signboard about danger ahead. But of course if it gets self conscious ... . Tantalizing!

Posted 11 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


Life is a trap til the end, it's beauty in all lives. thanks for this very nice poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

So true Roxane, thank you.
Excellent work here. Perfectly written.

Posted 7 Years Ago

The venus flytrap...a femme fatal!!! nice poem:) and I think it looks like the cheshire cat's smile:)

Posted 8 Years Ago

How dare you take my fly.... That is the only one I had left.
But, I love your trap, deliscious as always.
---- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 9 Years Ago

Read it again...did I really write that review..? Not bad..:)

Found this every bit as fresh and spontaneous as before. I do like this poem. I do like the plant, too.


Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


9 Years Ago

It's been a long time since you've ventured over to my part of the world. A please to see you my fri.. read more
stunning! wonderful! but what are those lines you've written underneath?
forgive me, I couldn't resist playing the fool.

now the real review. I absolutely adore this poem. rhyme an' all. I love the idea of "perfect beauty can be boring". makes for an interesting garden indeed.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the play of words. It's tantalizing and you get enamored by this beautiful deceptive thing at first only to be consumed by it later. what a vivid imagination you have. amazing write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

As always..a great read.
Some nice wordings.
Enjoyed it.


Posted 10 Years Ago

OMG! What a stunning woman pic. you pasted here. Thanks for pasting a sizzling pic. of that hot woman. I loved it. Ah... I love keeping women in arms of flower but don't love plucking them but loving them and giving them what they do wish for to grab them ... lol

I really loved this beautiful rhyming poem, o' you wild Muse-fuse your damn cool as other cool writers. Your rhyme of the poem made my mind freak about ya .. lol How a writer can be so delightful and peaceful just as same as you .. wow! I loved this poem. you didn't write a poem but leave the pearls into the form of poetic rhyming words. Wonderful write.

Keep on!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really love this poem Muse :)
The picture is so beautiful :)
Amazing writing..keep writing!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on January 27, 2013
Last Updated on June 8, 2014

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