Forgotten Petals

Natasha Head By Natasha Head, 18th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We came upon this clearing, long after the celebration, but like ghosts, the Petals remained.

Forgotten Flowers

Lonely in our travels
On a backroad long forgotten
We happend upon a rest stop
As though out of the blue

The river meandered through
Providing gentle banks
Where we could rest against the heat
Of a hot July morning.

We felt as though we were the only souls on Earth
As our gazes fell upon a clearing,
At the end of a well worn walking bridge
Where it seemed feet no longer traveled.

The lush green of the glenn tempted us
As ancient limbs of wisened oaks
Provided the shade our bodies craved.
To rest in slumber against majestic trunks.

Despite the heat we ran like children
The dry wood of the bridge crackling under our weight
Our laughter ringing out
As a heated breeze blew by

And in that breeze there floated
A lonely petal on the wind
Catching the eye in wonder
Hot pink in the hazy air

And in the glenn a path was made
Forgotten flowers, now a carpet of pinks and reds
Trampled by the feet of ghosts
No longer there to be seen.

Goosebumps raised upon our arms
As we realized our desolation,
Not a house in sight for miles
Not a sound beyond the whisper of the wind.

Perhaps a wedding the day before
Perhaps a memorial for one who cherished the purity of the place
The forgotten flowers
Were not sharing their truth

Such a random moment caught in time
This silky carpet of petals
Kicked and blowing carelessly
Throughout the peaceful glenn

As though inturupting the sacred
The moment was not ours
And the petals gently reminded us
Their story was our own to tell.

And in their inspiration
So this piece was penned
So those lovely, silkened petals
Would not remain forgotten.


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author avatar Natasha Head
Born into a real estate family, Natasha has been a licensed real estate agent since 1993. She has penned many works based on her experience, and enjoys freelancing as well. She has a keen interest in arts, music and spirituality, and enjoys the opp...(more)

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author avatar blackangelwings
19th Nov 2010 (#)

imaginative and written with flavour and style. what a lovely poem to read at the start of my day. thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Natasha Head
19th Nov 2010 (#)

Thanks to you for reading! Much appreciated :)

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author avatar Retired
20th Nov 2010 (#)

Sweet, nice and lovely.

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author avatar Natasha Head
21st Nov 2010 (#)

Thanks guys! Truly appreciate the comments :)

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author avatar krrymarie
20th Nov 2010 (#)

lovely poem

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Nov 2010 (#)

Love the poem. I love the flow and content.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Humza
15th Dec 2010 (#)

lovely poem nat!!!!

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author avatar Simran
25th Jan 2011 (#)

Good job....nicely written ..

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author avatar Clayton dsilva
18th Jun 2011 (#)

Wow Natasha
GooD JoB written in a thoughtful way mailme some tips as i have just joined this community take care.....

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