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Violet

By LaurinaWrites All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry

Chapter 1

She was named after a flower,

a majestic blend of red and blue

wilted before she has a chance to bloom,

smothered by passion that she mistaken as love

her slender frame drowns in sorrow

when her lover boards the train to Moscow.

Destitute, she dances cheek to cheek

with strangers

in houndstooth coat

and soft pale hands.

An outcast in her family,

shunned by the society,

she sits by the bookshelf

waiting for the song

playing on the gramophone.

A stranger knocks on her front door,

a replica of her lover with eyes

the color of thunderstorm

in a different soul.

He pays for a night's worth

to taste the flower

nestled in the midst of Shangrila

She stares into the mirror,

her majestic eyes glorified

when he sings her name in his breath

as the flower in his father's painting.

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The Magnum Font: I really like your rhyming couplets and the images you paint with your writing style. It's simple yet complex, and simplicity can go a long way, especially with poetry like this.I think the messages in the poems are weaved into it in a clever way. Keep up the great work!

crissy: Awesome work. The characters are so beautifully flawed and easy to relate to. The protagonist Bethany Hill is a woman that I would definitely want to meet in real life. The author has managed to make me visualize the story like a movie. The two time frames of past and present are also so beautifu...

novicemaster: The imagery in this prose poem is glorious. I love the way you manipulate words. You seem to have harnessed them to bend to your every whim. The slightly archaic ones like "whilst" make this resemble a fairytale. The entire idea of a prose poem is brilliant. I didn't get the ending at first, but ...

Deleted User: I smiled and loved the expressive way you painted a picture in my mind, one which​ took to a life within and flew to my heart. Thank you.Please keep writing. Regards Jenny.

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