Did You Know?

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – “Cupid Has A Secret”
“Write that mystery into your poem/flash fiction.

Did you know that
in ancient times
I used to be all
colors of the rainbow,

an angel of flaming
wings, designed to
bring lovers together,
my arrows a glittering gold.

Now I am a washed out
gray, my wings a dingy
disgrace, arrows rusted,
at times miss their mark.

I am loathe to place blame
but is it not an awful shame
that humans cannot attain
a sparkling earth, free of stain.


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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2 Responses to Did You Know?

  1. Poor old cupid. But we humans really have made a mess of things.


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