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the vulgar and the beautiful

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the vulgar and the beautiful

The Vulgar and the Beautiful 

By the roadside I saw a blushing flower amongst
arrogant, working class weed. It suffered greatly 
this delicate bloom which could inspire a poet
to write about the richness of nature if only bloody
weed would stop being so obtrusive.

I picked the flower, rude, gray weed applauded 
in their world of harshness beauty was strength.
And now that I have changed from being an angry
old man to a gentle soul, I put the flower in a vase
and saw it die of loneliness 

Next day I stopped my car at the same spot I
ignored the blaring horns of angry drivers. And 
the weed said: “why did you this to us we need 
a soft soul amongst us even when we make fun 
of its boon, but we need the love it creates. 

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 3:46:00 PM
    i love the flower dying of loneliness - very poignant and wise!

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 1/8/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tank you iLene
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 7:53:00 AM
    I like ignoring "the blaring horns of angry drivers." It's so often too late to be kind when all around us are shouting down lovely flowers; just too different to be appreciated. This is beautiful, Jan. Don't know what we had until it is gone. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 1/8/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you dear