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Blooming: A Poem

Updated on January 12, 2014
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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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      Nathan Bernardo 3 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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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      NateB11: Very well said. Thanks for reading!

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      tigerbaby777 3 years ago from Nampa

      Excellent! Voted lots!

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      pochinuk 3 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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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      tigerbaby777: Thanks so much for voting!

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely poem, so delicate and tender.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Lovely poem and a beautiful photo.

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      BlossomSB: Thank you for appreciating this.

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

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