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Shirley Beauty Houston

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· Love Notes in Erratic Tones: Melancholy & Melodies

· Beauty, Poetry & Flow...Birthed in Travail

· Dreams

· Awaken Me

· Forever

· You are Powerful

· Phoenix

· Freedom

· I am Beauty

· The Lotus

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  Forgotten Fragrance
by Shirley Beauty Houston
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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A beautiful heart is broken and life goes on unaware of its essential aroma

Crushed petals line a dusty road/


fragrance swirls in windstorms/


life goes on/

cars drive past, rapidly/

catching only distorted glimpses of her pain/

and the stains/

left behind/

where her heart was trampled underfoot/

and laid/

in a perfumed field of blossoms/
a beautifully aromatic grave 



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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/8/2012
Powerfully sad, and you engage the senses!
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 9/8/2012
great imagery in a work that supports its theme solidly. thanks for the share

Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 9/7/2012
The line getting my attention most is: "catching only distorted glimpses of her pain/" and the rapidness of passing cars that leave such an achingly laid-out scene is quite a visual, Shirley. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by John Domino 9/6/2012
Thought provoking and positively unique poetry, just like the writer.

Peace, love and blessings,

John Michael
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/6/2012
Begs of a real-life story, forgotten by the side of the road.

Reviewed by Kathleen Janz-Anderson 9/6/2012
Beautiful, sad, and real. Love the way you put it.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/6/2012
Many words to describe your poetry...piercing heart,a body finding itself divided and pieces of her life scattered...Shirley, I Love your Poetry!

Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 9/6/2012
Sad,beautiful, powerful
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/6/2012
Artistically profound, Shirley. To me the crushed petals, and those trampled underfoot, and ignored by the passing cars are symbolic of a human heart who life has not been kind. You are so good. I so wish I had your flare.
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