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Debt of the Heart

June 18, 2014
By MnMpen SILVER, Kailua, Hawaii
MnMpen SILVER, Kailua, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” -Dr. Seuss

Last night
walking across the little empty parking lot
My feet found something
That my eyes should have noticed first.

Dirty, abandoned
Terribly misplaced in the little empty parking lot
Was a bright red rose
Sullied by the feet of rejection.

Why was it there?..
The little red rose, in the little empty parking lot
Was it lost? Forgotten?
Waiting for love?

I sat down then
all alone in the little empty parking lot
Just like the little red rose
and I reminisced of love long gone.

He loved me
Like I loved the little red rose
But I did not give him the satisfaction
of letting him in my heart.

Forgotten, deserted
Like the little red rose.
I now felt the pain
of what I owed another.

For I was the one
who had abandoned the little red rose
Like I had abandoned him
without even saying

The author's comments:
This was inspired by a rose I found in the parking lot of my high school. It was a single red rose, driven over by a car, in an empty parking lot. I thought about how it got there, and created this story told by poetry.

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on Jun. 20 2014 at 9:31 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is really great. Thank you, for sharing this.