Treasure Island

Hazel Durham


Flowers Do Eventually Wilt


Flowers do eventually wilt.
She perches her red hat at a sassy tilt,
Her skin is rose petal soft,
As she lives in a damp, one bedroom loft,

With her beloved fading rugs and coloured candles,
She moves like a dancer, in her openwork sandals,
Her flame red hair, hangs long and loose,
She often misses Mildred her pet goose,

On her stepfather's farm,
He hasn't a ounce of charm,
With his watery, steel, grey eyes,
Piercing glances that causes so much harm,

His darkness and cleverness is like a wily fox,
At times erupting like an evil Jack in the box,
With his thunder and lightning,
She run's away from the fear of all the fighting,

He made them pay, as he was their master,
Which made her run to the city even faster.
Now in her twenties, with her senses so alive, each day,
As she admires the view over Dublin bay,

She is blooming in a beautiful way,
Freedom is these city streets,
Where she finds no defeat,
With people glancing at her fresh face,

Lit from within by a blazing sun,
As she walks at her own dancing pace,
Love is the reason she lives to chase,
A man of talent and wealth,

To give her comfort,
To embrace his warmth, in some exotic port
As she perches her red hat at a sassy tilt,
Because flowers do eventually wilt.

Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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  • Mandolyn ... (8/20/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    THIS IS AMAZING.
    i must fave this.
    btw, i always say flowers die. it's been in my poetry as well.
    this is a heavy write. full of LOTS of emotion. and the ending is great.

    as she perches her red hat at a sassy tilt. THAT is fantastic. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/9/2014 10:18:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem. Loved reading it. Very beautiful way you have sketch a great imagery of a girl, the red hat and its sassy tilt. From the clutches of her step father, she lives in small nest, in search of her love. let's hope she get the man as she dreamt of.........Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/5/2014 11:49:00 AM)

    You have sketched a great imagery picture on the canvas of nature where flowers are quite distinguished with all objects exhilarating natural phenomenon of life in a very peaceful n delightful manner albeit she has to undergo all circumstances of life. A beautiful n superb write. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/31/2014 7:20:00 AM)

    From the claws of her tyranneous father, the little birdie has flown into the boundless sky....... With sundown she comes back to her little nest where she weaves the dreams of a sweet mate flying from far to seek her warmth and give her comfort!
    With her colourful plummage, she is sure to attract many bird watchers!

    Let the girl get a man of talent and worth! Excellent (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (7/30/2014 4:40:00 AM)

    A free spirit who wants to embrace the world and wrap it up in her arms with a blanket of freedom. Life is a journey and you surely took us on one here. When I read this I pictured it like as a movie within my imagination just playing over the story as I watched the scenes. Just watching the transition from a small town into a large city, from control into freedom, A longing for love and a searching that her heart sets her on. Only to be reminded that even in all of this that all things in time fade away though the memories can always live within the hearts and minds of those that read them and experience the. Great poem Hazel! (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (7/29/2014 5:27:00 PM)

    A great poem, freedom is what life is about, she will find her shining knight. (Report) Reply

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