Creative Futures Award Entry

I started entering a few competitions, well, the free ones anyway. Didn’t make the shortlist with this one so I can at least put it here on my blog now

Say it with flowers

Surrounded by fellow victims we bloom

Showering pleasure on every observer

Symbolising the heartfelt affection

Sentiment from a new would be suitor

Anticipating a lingering death

All pathways cut from my vital functions

Artificially supported for now

A mask of vivacious presentation

Brought indoors, fragrance emanates stronger

Before your kind; of hyposmic aspect

Bringing smiles and a blissful contentment

Benevolence upon the bestower

Fed by capillary action alone

Falling far below nature’s intention

Furthering short lived days of tumescence

Followed by swift deterioration

Curiously, once cavorting in sunlight

Catalysing this producer’s purpose

Cell walls now catastrophically crumble

Converse to life’s essential relation

Reciprocated feelings develop

Rejection would be a most tragic end

Resurrected through this growing romance

Reassures I’ll have not perished in vain

Ralph 13/7/21

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