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Shirley Beauty Houston

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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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Beauty, Poetry & Flow...Birthed in Travail

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  1. Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  2. abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  3. Absurd Valley
  4. The Dream Me
  5. The Dancer
  6. This Woman
  7. Women Are Women
  8. Standing Tall
  9. an aging man still searching...
  10. Dew Drop Clause
  11. A Poems Soul
  12. Modern Poets
  13. We Were Blessed
  14. When an Angel Leaves
  15. Your Ghost Came Calling
  16. What Will Be
  17. The Beauty Of Spring
  18. broken dreams
  19. The Freight Train
  20. Sundown in Thibodaux

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