Dead on Delivery #poetry #photography #poetsunited


roses

petals pulled away my heart

spikes picketed into my soul

waters that once so freely flowed

dried up and blew away

***

petals pulled away my heart

love it seemed between us too

wrapped up with a bow

came dead upon delivery

**

petals pulled away my heart

words inscribed in red

buried long ago

none can unearth love’s end

**

Petals pulled away my heart

locked up by your deception

one of us must go

I’ll gladly take the keys

the key

Photography “Roses”, “The Key” © L. Moon 2013

I love the visual of locks and keys especially the old fashioned kind. Today’s poem was inspired by Kim at Poet’s United / Verse First the prompt – “Lock”

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16 thoughts on “Dead on Delivery #poetry #photography #poetsunited

  1. So well written and profound Leslie…really interesting play of words…my mother sometimes says she doesn’t like real flowers because they die too quickly… 🙂 excellent ~April

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  2. Sad, but beautiful. I think the repitition works really well here to convey lack of emotion, especially after reading the final stanza… almost like a death march.

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  3. locked up by your deception
    one of us must go

    Love the word craft above, Leslie! Given all the impersonal and mundane electronic keys, yours ribboned and all is a welcomed breather. Great take!

    Hank

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