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The Eclectic Pen - Flying Alone

By: IONE L. (zaneygraylady)   + 85 more  
Date Submitted: 1/17/2007
Last Updated: 1/17/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 108

  I bought myself some flowers today
Not the usual red roses
given from a new romance
professing love and hoping for favors

or the ordinary supermarket boquet
picked up in guilty haste
by a husband asking for forgivness

I didn't buy a cheery basket
recieved from thoughtful friends
wishing happy birthday or congratulations

It was not a tasteful arrangment
sent by aquaintces to replace words
sorry for your loss or get well soon

nor the pratical houseplant
given with a mothers love
but requiring much care

I chose birds of paradise
standing alone and proudly free
their colorful heads heald high

I put them in a deep blue vase
and placed them on my table
Feeling pleased I said to myself
So this is what it is to fly alone

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Maggie M. - 3/30/2007 1:18 AM ET
I like this one--especially the last stanza!
Silvercat - - 6/9/2007 2:42 AM ET
You write as the artist you must be as well....
Amanda R. (amandaripsam) - 6/27/2007 6:39 AM ET
I loved the style
Gussie R. (gussie) - 8/11/2009 4:56 PM ET
really loved it :)
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