Apology


I’m sorry, Rose. 

Your silky skin; crimson dripping.  Tender neck, thin and bent. 

Water will not revive.

Your future gone.

I hang my head in shame. 

You were more beautiful in my garden.


This post was written in response to this week's Trifexta Challenge: A letter of apology in 33 words.

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Apology

Friday, April 13, 2012

Apology


I’m sorry, Rose. 

Your silky skin; crimson dripping.  Tender neck, thin and bent. 

Water will not revive.

Your future gone.

I hang my head in shame. 

You were more beautiful in my garden.


This post was written in response to this week's Trifexta Challenge: A letter of apology in 33 words.

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17 Comments:

At April 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Anonymous Latitudes of a Day said...

Oh, I've struggling roses too. My roses languish unpruned in spring storms and lay split and uprooted by the wind. This is one of my favorite entries thus far.

 
At April 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous Imelda said...

Poor Rose. It is not easy to see a flower die, especially when it is at my hands. :-)

 
At April 13, 2012 at 7:10 PM , Anonymous Kgwaite said...

Yeah, I don't actually grow roses. Never had luck with them.

 
At April 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM , Anonymous Kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading! I have no roses in my garden. Never had luck with them.

 
At April 13, 2012 at 8:42 PM , Anonymous Sandra said...

This was stunning, after I read it twice to see personification at its best. Really nice! I have 6 rose bushes that I just adore. I NEVER vase any of them, precisely for the reason you wrote here. They are better in the garden for sure!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Anonymous barbara said...

my husband hates cut flowers. (which means I seldom receive flowers, but that's another story) Alas, poor Rose, I knew her well. :)

 
At April 14, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Anonymous Amanda said...

This is lovely! It took me second to realize what was going on, which was nice!

 
At April 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM , Anonymous FGHart said...

Aw! Such a perspective. I love flowers in my garden and in a vase, or in a pot or anyplace! Nice response to the prompt!

 
At April 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Shelton Keys Dunning said...

Simply beautiful.

 
At April 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM , Blogger According to Mags... said...

My husband tells me I have a black thumb. If a plant comes in this house, it's as good as dead. Well written!

 
At April 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM , Anonymous Ruby Manchanda said...

Splendid writing here.

 
At April 14, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous Olddognewtits said...

Aww, pretty. I think that EVERY time I pick a flower. :(

 
At April 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM , Anonymous Jesterqueen said...

But it's so hard not to pick them. Sigh. I always regret it, too.

 
At April 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM , Anonymous Sandylikeabeach said...

Lovely, and so true.

 
At April 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous The Gal Herself said...

I was relieved when I got to the last line. :)

 
At April 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous idiosyncratic eye said...

Your words conveyed so many images and feelings beautifully, I really liked it. :)

 
At April 17, 2012 at 5:59 PM , Anonymous sheri leach said...

really really really really love this. I had to read it several times to make sure I soaked in every line.

great writing.

 

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