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The Old Flower (tanka)

Updated on May 30, 2015

Dying on a road

Laid a withered old flower

Footsteps passing by

Yet in her scent was a smile

Of the glory which there was



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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Lovely Martin! It describes a withering rose watching people go by who did not care. I voted up, shared and pinned it.


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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Even an old flower can possess beauty.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      And the scent lingers on. Beautiful!