Collette Anne Kearns

Rookie - 231 Points (Kildare, Ireland)

Collette Anne Kearns Poems

1. Seasons Of Us 10/4/2015
2. Centre Of Gravity 10/6/2015
3. Water 10/7/2015
4. Perfection 12/19/2015
5. The Call 10/6/2015
6. The Lost Garden 10/4/2015
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The Lost Garden

Shocked, I stood by the front gate in July,
full, bountiful month of summer.
Was this the same garden I had immortalised
in print and photograph, many times over?
Just memories on paper now, and lucky that.
This had become a cemetery for flowers.

A small army of weeds and grass marched
determinedly across the perennials,
laying waste to the still-struggling baby blooms that had self-seeded, hoping for sun-kissed encouragement.
There was an absence of birdsong, and where were the butterflies?

I wanted to cry when I stepped into the middle of the rose ...

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