When Innocence Is Crushed Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

When Innocence Is Crushed

Rating: 4.9

A beautiful flower bud
Never been embraced
By the warm rays of the sun
Never been kissed
By a butterfly
Never been caressed
By rain.

It is like a wonderful gift
That carries hope
And a great promise
Ready to share its life
Ready to be a part of our life.

Yet someone stretched out
His powerful fingers
Not to gently touch
The fragile bud
But to cut off the stem
To which it is attached
Put it in a vase
As if to command
The beautiful bud
To open and bloom just for him.

Copyright 2020, Rose Marie Juan- Austin, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: poem
Bernard F. Asuncion 25 November 2020

A well written poem.... Truly brilliant and poetic....5 stars*****

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Practicing Poetess 24 November 2020

If we don't pick a flower, It grows for all to share But if we put it in a vase, It dies alone there. Your poem gives food for thought.

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Mahtab Bangalee 24 November 2020

Beautiful bud is the insightful power of beautiful flower And insightful sense is the powerful wisdom of human The bud is ready to share its life of fragrance with all And insightful sense is ready to be a part of our peaceful life So, Do not allow the heart of love to sever the beautiful flower in exhibition its innocent beauty Do not allow the heart of love to hate others in spreading the fragrance of universal peace

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Kim Barney 24 November 2020

A poem full of powerful metaphors. Extremely well done. Thank you!

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Dipak Adhya 24 November 2020

a good metaphorical poem....

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Chinedu Dike 15 July 2022

Deep and insightful is this metaphoric rendition of yours. A beautiful creation written with clarity of thought.

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Nakishore Dash 09 November 2021

I get hurt when flowers are plucked by people, specially from other's garden.Thus your poem is a very good message.

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Nabakishore Dash 09 November 2021

I was sad in the third stanza only because the connection of bud was severed selfishly.

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Nabakishore Dash 09 November 2021

a good message for the pluckers.

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Nabakishore Dash 09 November 2021

Excellent poem.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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