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Dead Bodies and Pretty Flowers

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Dead Bodies and Pretty Flowers

In her last breath,
Her phantom slid in the air,
Dissipating into nothingness
Just as she was nothingness.
Laying draped in our tears
Hades cuddled her lifeless body
And smiling,
Clawed her by the skin
Dragging her beyond our understanding.
Nothing to claim for our own.

Lunch arrived.
Nibble. Crunch. Chew.
Dead never tasted sweeter.
Sucking the vitality from her,
They push up beyond her decaying flesh.
Brown. Raw. Destroyed.
And into a fragrant spring.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:15:00 PM
    Lots of imagery to tantalize the thinking, but I kind of lost you on the second verse...is it that the maggots are having a feast?? If so, what goes with the last line? Just want to read you correctly. One love. Joy Wells

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    Date: 9/16/2012 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Joy, thanks for passing by. To answer your question, no, the maggots aren't feasting but the flowers themselves are.
  1. Date: 6/8/2012 12:31:00 PM
    Jewel, thank you for sharing your well written poem. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 12:26:00 PM
    great write Jewel,it was a fragrant spring

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 8:35:00 AM
    A beautiful day full of sunshine and good cheer. I am so happy to be able to read your poetry this morning Jewel. I wish you a weekend of sunshine and joy and hope you continue to find the inspiration to continue your writing. Will be back reading come Monday I hope. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 8:17:00 PM
    Favorite line...Laying draped in our tears. Appreciate the way you describe the ugliness of death being part of the beauty of life.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 8:07:00 PM
    wow very well penned the imagery is spectacular!