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


  • Andrew Charles Forrest

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

    • 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....


      • Michael Edwards

        Sure took me from glee to gloom - fine write.

      • FineB

        Hello sylviasearcher,

        A superb write with vivid and evocative imagery.

        Keep writing

      • 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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