A Poem, What is Rejection? a Reflection about Sadness.Look at the funny side.

Petals in the snow

Heart shaped petals in the snow
Heart shaped petals in the snow
 A Moth to the flame
A Moth to the flame
The Witch's Spell
The Witch's Spell
More Petals in the snow
More Petals in the snow

A Poem of Sadness

Rejection


Like blood spattered in the snow they lay

The tiny heart - like petals fluttered in the breeze

They offered no resistance and blew away

Their dispersal showing pain will ease

The false love they stood for gone

Two hearts in harmony no longer love nor hate

the old bull stamps and turns to seek another mate

The memories of times together fade

Other pastimes fill the void we made

That others have the power to hurt we never learn

Yet moth-like to the flame we will return

We yearn for love but choose not well

The secret formula like witches spells

Is hid from us and no one tells

The old wounds heal but leave a scar

So this time we will not fall so far.

The Old Bull Turns

The Old Bull turns. ( All photos thanks to Flickr)
The Old Bull turns. ( All photos thanks to Flickr)

Thoughts Across the Miles

Rekindled Thoughts Across the Miles.

From dusty Plains to rainy shores
Excitement grows and soars.
Where this will lead to no one knows.
From ages past the hazy vision glows.
A surge of curiosity from far off days.

Are thoughts 'things'?
Or silver birds with gilded wings
Let from iron cage with anklet rings.
Free at last it swoops and sings.
Basking at last in late summer's rays.

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Hawkesdream profile image

Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

wonderful interpretation of rejection, great visuals too.


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Kushal Poddar 7 years ago from Kolkata,India

A delicate poem, feelings are moving through each of the phrases.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks Kushal, I appreciate a comment from you, the poetry master.

Hi Hawkesdream Glad you liked it.


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Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

Very nice music in this, Gypsy.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks for the kind comment, my friend


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shibashake 7 years ago

Wow this is beautiful Gypsy. And the pictures combined with it really creates something very powerful. Definite thumbs up.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi Shibashake thanks for the thumbs up. Just noticed that my poem is being reduced in score every time I look. Don't know why!


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shibashake 7 years ago

Poems tend to get lower hub scores because of article length. One of those things machines have issues with :-/


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks for pointing this out. I think I will add another one to the hub.


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Zollstock 7 years ago from Germany originally, now loving the Pacific NW

Truly sad and beautiful ... and somehow sums up much of the human experience. Thanks so much for the goosebumps!


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hey, you are welcome, Zollstock! Thanks for the comment.


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Alexander Mark 7 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Oof, you did it again, I have to repeat what someone else commented above, your poems are full of feeling in every line, and then when it's done, there's nothing left to say - it's that good. Thank you.


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ameliehub 7 years ago from UK

Hi Gypsy..very beautiful and rythmic as well.


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lefseriver 7 years ago from Northern Minnesota

the pen is mightier than the sword...


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

Very beautiful but true poem. Those photos are also highlight the poem. What makes us take that chance, oh the spell, very poetic. :)


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thank you Alexander, your comments are too kind.

Thank you ameliehub, I am glad you enjoyed my poems.

Indeed it is, lefseriver!

Hi Raven King, thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the poems and pics.


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Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

This has a beautiful flow, Gypsy. : )


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi Jodi, Thanks for the comment. Hope things are going well for you


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Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

Things are great, Gypsy. Hope all is well with you, too. : )


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Uninvited Writer 7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Lovely poems, I love the photos also.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi Uninvited Writer, glad you loved my poems and the photos. You're welcome to visit any time@


louisvuitton 7 years ago

Lovely poems, I love the photos also.

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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi LV, glad you paid a visit, thank you!


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Jamiehousehusband 6 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

You are so right "So this time we will not fall so far"- it never hurts again so much like the first time, you arm yourself, you brace yourself and grow stronger within (clearly you know and have experienced this) and that one initial rejection - whether it be in love or other walks of life will hold you together and bolster you for a higher plain for the rest of your life. Moving, sensitive poetry that I enjoyed, thanks, Jamie.


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks for the kind comment Jamie, I think we have all been there! As the old cliche goes"what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" Hope all is going well for you.


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char4u.com 5 years ago

Your hub is a great encouragement for those broken-hearted. I was once rejected many times by men, that's a dark awful period for me to push through. However, I realize that what have happened, just let them go, inspired by that beautiful sad poem from you!


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Oh char4u, so sorry to hear of your time of broken heartedness. So glad you were helped by my poem. That is the best comment I have ever received, thank you!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Very moving and beautiful, thank you.


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thank you Fluffy for your nice comment.

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