Pat’s Prompt: “So here’s this week’s Sunday writing prompt…A quote from Bukowski and a mixed bouquet of flowers – featuring Ranunculus.
Sit with the quote and/or the images – and pick some essence or element and let your mind wander…Write in the style and form you wish – as it pleases you. Choose the positive, feature the negative, upstyle the mix of both elements…Write a poem. Write some flash. Remember to include the tags MLMM, Sunday Writing Prompt in your posts.” Click the link for more information: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/sunday-writing-prompt-july-2-2017-love-flowers/
Perhaps Charlie’s heart
Was crafted from titanium—
That love could break his bones
And yet he laughs.
Toward mine, Love’s been no
Gentleman with tender touch and kiss;
He opened door, and let it slam…
Once, twice, he never missed.
Broken on battlefield, Romance,
A foreign land where I knew not dance—
Harsh boots tread soul till my pulse bled,
Left me permanently amour-disabled.
Thus, long and many roads ago
I gathered up heart onto medic’s cot,
Carted it far beyond, away…
Where solo, it now reclines behind
Privet green in unseen fragrant bower.
Petals fall on paths, all varieties of flower,
A year-round keepsake garden fit
For poet’s lingering stay…
Seasons pass, and memories;
I turn pages filled with sunset ink,
Braid ribbon through solitude’s bouquet.
©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.
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