Stockport - September






flowers on the lawn


they came

placed flowers on the lawn

on the small patch of grass

at the front of her house


she always had flowers 


so they placed the flowers on the lawn

just as I’d asked them to



dead flowers 

because they’d been cut 

arranged in different ways

bouquets shapes letters 


dead flowers on the lawn


around the neat cut lawn

were bergonias bizzy lizzies

a red rose with a bee on it


a hydrangea with sea blue pom pom flowers


neighbours brought more flowers

laid them on the lawn

an island of vibrant dead flowers 


circled by

bergonias bizzy lizzies 

a red rose


a hydrangea with sea blue pom pom flowers 

and bees


the flowers around the lawn were alive 

as she’d left them 

moving with the breeze

bending with the bees


live flowers that she left 

circling the heavy dead

that lay thick on the lawn



◄ Bubka

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Nigel Astell

Sat 18th Feb 2023 01:27

black and white
dead and gone
colour the life
heaven poem sent.

I liked this poem when you read it out at Stockport W.O.L Neil.

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