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Prune

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Prune

Cut down what you do not like of me
Growing wrong-all wrong-it's all you see
Strip away my beauty

Once was I so tall...so large and proud
But you cut me down to the crowd
Strip away my  beauty

Why must I be changed so
Why couldn't you just let me grow
Strip away my beauty

Without my stems, my leave, my blooms I feel so bare
I am without a body now...so vulnerable--it isn't fair
Strip away my beauty 

I am gone now, and in my place is an imposter
This...this thing is not me...can't you see it is an imposter
strip away my beauty

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:33:00 PM
    I love the title and the poem. What more can I say; Becca, you're so good at writing them Poems - you made my day! :) ~~ DWB

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 1:39:00 AM
    Beautiful work. There are lots of layers of beauty in this poem. One must look deep to see through the ostensible ugly. Enjoyed gaining some insight tonight. Thanks :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 9:45:00 PM
    ha ha...I so so love this. Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Thank you for sharing, ~Always & Forever *LINDA