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The Last Stand
by Barbara Anna Marjanovic
Saturday, October 18, 2003

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The flower you gave me

Lays upon the shelf

Two days after its release.

You say your precious words,

So plain and so beautiful,

Yet they mean so little, they drive me insane.


This poor flower, left to breathe the air,

No water to help it survive,

It suffers the fate that I could only wish upon you.

The suffocation you place upon me is felt upon this flower,

Poor flower,

It suffered because I had to prove my point,

To your flaccid brain.


You only glance at it and don’t see the flower’s suffering,

You view your life so pretty and so perfect,

Calling me sweetie, sweetheart and precious,

Oh my!

But I cannot stand that “Dear”,

Its too syrupy sweet.


Just leave me at peace,

No more “Pretty”, or “Precious” or “Darling,” please,

I cannot bare it any longer, I say,

It is not dear to me any longer.


The majestic glory of your pedestal

Has all but turned to a sharp, pointy pole,

Stabbing me in areas,

Which I loath to describe.


Please let me be and take your flower to its burial ground,

Release my ‘chastity belt’ and relieve me of my pedestal,

You ignorant tyrant!

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Reviewed by William Heffner 10/20/2003
Well done and I am thankful I am not the one who inspired this write.

God Bless You and Your Loved Ones

Officer William Heffner
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 10/18/2003
that silent conversation that ensues when one doesn't speak and the communication is inexistent is captured well in this piece

almost as if the flower bearer is certain things are swell as the pot privately boils to a roar

Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/18/2003
Hi Barbara, I love the symbolism here, a strong, vivid picture of wilted love. When "love" becomes like this and those names of "sweetie" and "honey" are still being used, it is a bit ignorant, isn't it? Thank you for sharing this.... stay strong....
In Spirit,
Reviewed by john zimmerman 10/18/2003
Curious, how we sometimes equate "love" with
"unchanging" and "control". When love is really
a dynamic between living human beings0...
Thtis is a thought provoker ...

I like the flower motif--

good write

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