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Red tulips

We were both red tulips
vulnerable in the breeze
and the garden of life

I hurt you and you disappeared
in the morning
I was shocked and dismayed
you were standing there alone
a naked stem
every last one of your petals
had withered and fallen off

you looked at me with tears in your eyes
I never knew i could cause that

i let myself dry up in the sun
the very next hot day

now we are both part of the earth
whatever emotions we had
can mix with the eternal

i want you to come back as a red rose
with morning dew
and the beautiful scent
that is all of you
and your beauty.


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  • exposedbutloved
    exposedbutlovedabout 5 years ago

    aw its so touching… and beautiful but also haunting, thats quite abit like love from my veiws

  • thank you!!

    – Jimmy Joe

  • Janette  Dengo
    Janette Dengoabout 5 years ago

    Awe…. this is just so beautiful! I feel your words here…. I hope she comes back! : )

  • thanks Janette…it’s no one in particular…maybe an ode to all the ones we’ve hurt along the way..

    – Jimmy Joe

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesabout 5 years ago

    this is incredibly beautiful J :) such emotion poured on the page. xoxo

  • ~thank you Christie—these things come to me sometimes in the morning…not sure why.

    – Jimmy Joe

  • jillijude1
    jillijude1about 5 years ago

    sooo beautiful

  • thank you Jill..

    – Jimmy Joe

  • kimangeline
    kimangelineabout 5 years ago

    you looked at me with tears in your eyes
    I never knew i could cause that

    that one got me…..hard…wow

  • ~thanks Kim…

    – Jimmy Joe

  • Mari1980
    Mari1980about 5 years ago

    WOW JIM!!

    beautiful words! just wonderful!

    — mari

  • Thanks Mario (lol) i mean Mari!!

    – Jimmy Joe

  • janeymac
    janeymacabout 5 years ago

    hugs Jim this brought tears to my eyes……love J

  • me too! thanks Mackie..

    – Jimmy Joe

  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 5 years ago

    this is so beautiful and stirring. heartwrenching and haunting.

  • ~thank you Kristin!

    – Jimmy Joe

  • JenLand
    JenLandabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, bittersweet. Wonderful writing!!

  • ~thanks Jen!!

    – Jimmy Joe

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerabout 5 years ago

    wow. love this

  • it loves you!

    – Jimmy Joe

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