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Robert Leary

Rookie - 8 Points (New London, Connecticut)

The Vase


An empty vase upon the table
decorously awaiting your return.
What flowers do you ceremoniously
bring, ambrosial dreams to bloom,
cut and water?
We'll make love and wake delighted
To see their fresh pink faces
in the days that do ensue
our hearts will grin, but soon
beauty will transcend
you'll lay them lifeless in the sun
a memory
pressed between pages
of our life, perhaps a potpourri
or unable to helm the thorns
an urn could be their destiny.

Submitted: Sunday, April 01, 2012
Edited: Monday, April 02, 2012

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  • Freshman - 1,549 Points Hans Vr (4/13/2012 10:00:00 AM)

    This is a nice poem. The choice of the images allows for various interpretations and that often makes a poem very interesting. Skilful use of contrasts. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,460 Points Ramesh Rai (4/1/2012 9:59:00 PM)

    but soon
    beauty will transcend
    you'll lay them lifeless in the sun
    a memory
    An emotional, i like it. (Report) Reply

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