sylviasearcher

Hemlock

Pretty white petals
Innocent intricacies
To the girl
Who plucked

Creative complexion
Intriguing melodies
To the one
Who looked

Inhale and taste
Drunk on haste
Softly lingers on lips
Like a lover’s lasting kiss

Appearances deceive
Reality is make believe
Love burns bleeds and paralyses
Poison permeates pretty disguises

Comments7

  • Andrew Charles Forrest

    Such sweet sorrow in these lines I sense a pain longing to end
    Excellent portrayal of suffering S
    BRAVO!

    • sylviasearcher

      There was a mixture of things going on when I wrote this and pain was definitely one of them.

      Thanks for your kind words

    • orchidee

      I told her not to eat that plant - it's poisonous! (ooh. lol).

      • sylviasearcher

        I used to always pick these. I never ate them...

      • Neville

        This is intoxicatingly good, you just wont believe it....

        Neville

      • Michael Edwards

        Sure took me from glee to gloom - fine write.

      • FineB

        Hello sylviasearcher,

        A superb write with vivid and evocative imagery.

        Keep writing
        FineB


      • Fay Slimm

        A potent though gloomy look at what "love" does to some - -wonderfully alliterated throughout - thanks Sylvia for wording such pain so realistically.-

        • sylviasearcher

          Ahh thank you Faye. Potent is exactly the feeling

        • Santita

          A gorgeous transitioning in this piece. A lifting of the veil, if you will. The last verse a burn of reality. Wonderfully evocative

          • sylviasearcher

            You always uplift me with your words 😊



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