Blood Red Flower

Pretty Petals Purge Poison

So you
You made it through the fall of grace
Summers winter dressed in black lace
The moonless sky
The wine gone sour
Your crimson fade –
Your last hour
Were you
Contemplating philosophers
Chasing lines that became blurs?
The well ran dry
The soil turned dour
Your veins… your canvas –
A blood red flower
Drowning in your self created obscurity
Wallowing in your false poetic misery
Reflection in a crystal pool of impurity
Gulp perverse like it’s a fizzy tea…
I opined
Eyes shining backward; It wasn’t you
Sprawled on the floor with your soul askew
Retching demons
At the eleventh hour
Too late… those veins –
A blood red flower
And history through the magnifying glass
Blown up like balloons in a circus parade
Put your mess in order love!
Gather your words that taunt sweet dreams
Rhetoric, sentiments, explanations, expletives –
Nonsensical cigarette ribbons in stale air
Stitch your wounds with barbed thread and wire
Stop pulling ghosts from your wretched seams
I paused
Watched you in your garden pondering
The gears grinding in your mind wandering
Stench of illusion
The weeds devour
Merlot veins… like wicked rain…
A blood red flower

13 thoughts on “Blood Red Flower

    1. Awww, what a lovely compliment. Thank you. Well, I started out rhyming my poetry, and continued with that style for 30 plus years. My current love is writing non-rhyming poetry that is dark and surreal, although sometimes I add rhyming lines to it 🙂

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      1. No, I haven’t been blogging long, so still getting used to it. I try to visit every blog that visits mine, but I’m behind at the moment. I appreciate suggestions for new blogs to visit. Thanks for that.

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  1. “Stop pulling ghosts from your wretched seams
    I paused
    Watched you in your garden pondering
    The gears grinding in your mind wandering
    Stench of illusion
    The weeds devour
    Merlot veins… like wicked rain…
    A blood red flower”

    Share this: an left speechless at your talent.

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