Innocence, Lost

The theme:  Once, when  __  was young…


she gathered the flowers into a bundle

dropping some along the way

the brightest blooms from all over the yard

dandelions and buttercups

bright yellow

the color of sunshine

the color of happy

to give to her brother’s bride

in friendship;

clutching the bouquet

proud of its beauty

and eager to share it

she ran to the bride’s room upstairs

where she was met with scorn

and she wondered

how something so lovely

could in truth be a weed



About SAS Fiction Girl

Writer of short fiction because I don't have the attention span to write anything longer.
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5 Responses to Innocence, Lost

  1. Evelyn says:

    Nicely done. I can always count on you for a thoughtful twist at the end.

  2. rubybnuep says: heart hurt for that little girl
    it is such a beautiful scene until that scorn happens..
    nice poem! I was deeply touched

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