White Lily

Rookie - 163 Points (20-07-1990 / Francistown, Botswana)

Quiet Pretty Flower


Life, a soul shattering journey for those delicate as the nymphaea tetragona.
Emotion sucking.
Feet dragging.
A silent shout.
A cry from within.

My heart, used and abused,
ripped a piece at a time.
Time heals, they say. But why is it that the pain grows by the day..?
Stripped me naked, my soul bare.
Tore me from the inside-out, my life a blur.
Tore me from the inside out!

Sweet innocence, tainted by your touch.
Polluted my being, planted a seed of hatred deep within.
Sprawling with every millisecond in every second of every minute you cross my mind..
Roots digging deep to the core with every hour, day and week that goes by.
Months and years of constant emotional battle, my heart numb.

Quiet pretty flower, do not cry.
Those showers of tears too heavy for your petals.
Quiet pretty flower, do not cry.
A disgrace you shall bring with all these hawks watching our every move.
Quiet pretty flower, do not cry.
Be strong and take it like a real woman.
Quiet pretty flower, do not cry.
Quiet pretty flower.

Silence became my better half.
An arranged marriage I wanted nothing of.
Battered by hurt, I feared to talk.
Harassed with emotional blackmail, I took it like a 'real woman'.
Is it really being a real woman or your own vulture?
Who is worse? You or the people you allow to devour your soul?
Who is worse?

But quiet pretty flower, please do not cry.
Better days are to come.
A new era, a new you.
Burn like the phoenix and grow newer from the ashes.
Break every bone in your being to unleash a stronger you like the werewolves.
A life with so many hardships, so many tears to bear.
Quiet pretty flower, do not cry it shall be over soon.
Quiet pretty flower..

Submitted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: pain

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is about a young girl who has been misused, and in all that she is required to be strong. To be a true symbol of a strong woman, but deep inside she is breaking apart. I wrote it at a time when I felt the world was frowning down at me, inspired by my own pain I felt it fitting to write this for all girls out there who may be in my shoes.

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  • Gold Star - 14,906 Points John Westlake (9/17/2014 3:49:00 PM)

    While I am no girl or woman, I do not feel I need to be to respect this poem. While many people may look down and frown on you, there are many people who would care about you. You just need to find them. Am here if ever you want to talk. Stay strong (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 163 Points Lily Mosweu (9/18/2014 1:02:00 AM)

    Thank you so much John.
    Thank you for the lovely encouraging words, they are enough to keep one smiling for a long time :)

  • Veteran Poet - 4,737 Points Bri Edwards (7/26/2014 7:51:00 PM)

    poor nymphaea tetragona pygmaea alba. a truly-captivating retelling of a girl's tortured dilemma.

    i especially enjoyed this line......Those showers of tears too heavy for your petals.

    and this..... Is it really being a real woman or your own vulture?
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    i did think the use of newer was a bit weak in this line......Burn like the phoenix and grow newer from the ashes.
    ==============
    a very nice 'first poem' on PH. welcome to the site! thanks for sharing. :) bri
    p.s. i'll send to MyPoemList. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 163 Points Lily Mosweu (7/31/2014 5:37:00 AM)

    Thank you Bri :)
    I still have a long way to embrace my poetic side.

  • Rookie - 125 Points Ahmed Abomahfouz (7/25/2014 3:36:00 AM)

    Oh my God! what amazing poem. awesome. moved my feelings Flower. a White Flower. your words have the mercy of a sharp knife
    marks 10+ (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 163 Points Lily Mosweu (7/31/2014 5:41:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Ahmed :)

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