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Bougainvillea

BOUGAINVILLEA CITY

The city that enjoyed the floral name
 Is now a transformed spectre of its past
A semi-graced decline has changed its mien
Like comely lady reaching certain age
 But still today the Bougainvillea blooms

'Bougainvillea City' blossoms would abound
In graceful streets of affluence and pride
Bank halls baroque attested wealth enjoyed
But last days of boom brought vanity and fall
Yet still today the Bougainvillea blooms

Venal rulers chose antiquity disdain
Deflowered many an elegant urban scene
Tasteless vulgar outcrops broke the symmetry
Yet there remains a fading lustre at its heart
And still today the Bougainvillea blooms

With graceful flaming blossoms that conceal 
Sharp prickles that will pierce unwary skin
To match the scarlet petals that abound
On streets and gardens riverside and verge
Yes still today the Bougainvillea blooms

Copyright © Geoffrey Brewer | Year Posted 2019

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  1. Date: 3/25/2019 7:29:00 AM

    surviving her destiny, eclipsing the fences, she grows, and we are grateful enjoyed, ElsaRoseee

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