Roses and Violets: Past Tense

Roses were red
Violets were blue
when we were young
and naive enough to know it all
Roses were red
Violets were blue
when every action
was sure to reap
an equally abundant reward
(and we didn’t believe
that “reaction” might be consequence instead)
Roses were red
Violets were blue
when we believed
that we would live forever
that we would reach the stars

until the day
we finally realized
the Roses are dead
the Violets are too.

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my attempt at impressionist poetry for dVerse. Not sure if this fits the bill or not, but better to attempt and fail than never to attempt at all! By the way, I’m not actually¬†this cynical…