Flower Feud

Written for:  Hedgewitch Flash 55

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Pink peonies protest
the addition of red
geraniums, citing their
dull appearance.
Geraniums joke, remember,
we live longer than you.
In the end, it is the poppies
that must remind all the flowers
of the many deaths
they have  noted in
vast graveyards across
the globe, of those who could not
find a common stem.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Flower Feud

  1. wildchild47 says:

    Oh wow! this is absolutely stunning! I love this – how you’ve taken the flowers, given them a voice and yet silenced them all, in some way, by the pointed reminder. Great 55 Sara!


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