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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Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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. …gladly take the keys…- gladly in the last line of sad story, – every end keeps the seed of new beginning, and I feel, the character moved on…nice melodramatic poem

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  4. 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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  5. I quite like the imagery in the poem…made me thinking of pulling the petals off with words of of “he loves me, he loves me not…” very fine read.

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