GloPoWriMo 2018: Day XXIX: Unscented

Coming in right under the wire and off prompt today for the second last poem of Glo/NaPoWriMo 2018. It was a jam-packed day, full of work and gaming – not the lazy Sunday I’d normally prefer (and rarely get anyway). So keeping and short, but not so sweet for today’s poem with…

A flower without a scent
This beautiful thing
Less that what it was meant

A rose by any other call
Smelt as sweet
Or not at all

A flower without a scent
This deceitful thing
Less than what it was meant

A bloom without its power
Like ivory sunshine
Trapped in ebony tower

A flower without a scent
This hollow thing
Less than what it was meant

A flower without a scent
And a fool
Who thought there was more

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5 thoughts on “GloPoWriMo 2018: Day XXIX: Unscented

  1. The poem invokes the feeling of being less than (pre conceived notion of )perfect and being judged for falling short of expectations.

    • Well dear reader each work is always subject to it’s readers subjectivity. And you’ve offered a powerful alternative perspective.

      I think that’s a part of any piece of art (no pretension intended ; p) – once put out into the world, it no longer belongs to the creator alone. It’s meaning is informed by each individual reader’s experiences. And each reading is true to that person.

    • Ah well if I do repeat
      I bow down at your feet
      One did not mean to offend
      Nor over zealously defend
      One speaks but what’s on the mind
      Hoping something interesting you’ll find

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