This Poem was Submitted By: La Kesha Howell On Date: 2001-01-19 20:19:09 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Gentle ivy looks upon A swiftly dying bud Browning  paper petals falling, Crackle, scatter, skim the garden Eager to disintegrate And end their painful journey A fresh and fragile few remain Tight, together, clinging  To their brittle vein Cowering in the sun Gentle ivy offers shade For trade of observation Curiosity extinguished in exchange For cool reprieve, Her fascination tentacles That loop and swagger 'Round the stem as up they creep Suffocation looms heavy Bruising tiny petals before bloom Until curiosity envelops Leaving shriveled bud preserved Humiliated, yet not consumed. Death, at least, is permanent. Gentle ivy mourns her loss  And rues her curiosity That suffocates her friends With genuine intentions, If malevolent intent.

Copyright © January 2001 La Kesha Howell

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