Blooming: A Poem

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Closed petals,

Hiding from the harsh sun,

With only the darkness as your friend,

I just wanted to peer inside,

To see the color of your soul,

I tried to touch you but nothing happened,

You stood there, stoic, ignoring me,

But I wasn't deterred,

As I opened wide my own bud you stared in wonder,

I became vulnerable so you could trust me,

Only then did you let go of your barrier,

Smiling, you fanned out your petals,

So I could finally see the beauty within.


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NateB11 2 years ago from California, United States of America

Lovely poem with a view of a true moment of intimacy, the breaking of barrier and total openness and relationship, getting right to the heart of it.


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Ebower 2 years ago from Georgia Author

NateB11: Very well said. Thanks for reading!


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tigerbaby777 2 years ago from Nampa

Excellent! Voted lots!


pochinuk 2 years ago

Erin,

"...to see the color of your soul..." In my opinion, this line holds a useful shade of meaning for the actions described in your writing: smiling, wanting, hiding, touching. Your poem gives full beauty to a flower... very much enjoyed reading it.

Christine


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Ebower 2 years ago from Georgia Author

tigerbaby777: Thanks so much for voting!

pochinuk: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. I really appreciate them!


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem, so delicate and tender.


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Monis Mas 2 years ago

Lovely poem and a beautiful photo.


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Ebower 2 years ago from Georgia Author

BlossomSB: Thank you for appreciating this.

Monis Mas: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

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