'Rose Petals' by Nicola Beckett is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Rose Petals', by Nicola Beckett. On her brief profile summary she says she has been “dubbed a confessional poet”. One reader of the poem described it as “beautiful”, with “its own gentle kind of flow”.  


Rose Petals

by Nicola Beckett


Somewhere there's a box,

Dusty now

How white the dress was


A bench,

On the hills

A tree in the forest,

Catch them,

If only we could,

Be as kind,

In life,

As in death

She's in the water

Take heed,

Photos of her

So precious now.

If only.

We could,

Turn back time,

Petals on the breeze.

The scripts written

It's only part of the game.

Cold water

Ignore the sparrows

Let them chatter

If only you listened

To the love....

Not the numbers.

◄ Mick Yates, Jennifer A McGowan, Abegail Morley (Indigo Dreams)

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Nicola Beckett

Fri 3rd Mar 2017 23:28

Thanks allx😂

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Sun 1st May 2016 21:20

A lovely poem.
I don't know the story behind the inspiration for it, but the poem can be attributed to so many other losses, which is what I really like about it.

Congratulations, Nicola.

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Phil Kay

Sat 23rd Apr 2016 20:54

Thank you for this, what a beautiful way of giving life to the memory of this tragedy and Rose. I hope her family get the chance to read it one day. xx

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Julian (Admin)

Fri 22nd Apr 2016 16:34

A beautifully elegaic poem, Nicola. Thank you.

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Laura Taylor

Wed 20th Apr 2016 14:10

Indeed. It makes the poem even more special, knowing that.

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Greg Freeman

Wed 20th Apr 2016 10:25

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Nicola Beckett

Wed 20th Apr 2016 05:34

Thanks Paul.

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Paul F Blackburn

Tue 19th Apr 2016 20:02

Well done Nicola, thoroughly deserved!


Tue 19th Apr 2016 14:15

nice poem reallyyyy nice job

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Nicola Beckett

Tue 19th Apr 2016 08:56

Thanks I don't normally explain my poetry but it's in memory of the junior Doctor who was found not long ago.Her name was Rose

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