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Tender flower
They crushed you
They slammed your body; they bore into your soul

Tender flower
They chanted, “You are crazy”
They silenced you with terror and with doubts

Tender flower
They thought they had finished you.
Or they stopped thinking about you altogether

Tender flower
They could never imagine
Nor could they ever recognize
The rooted beautiful tree you have become.

This post has 3 Comments

  1. cml on July 22, 2005 at 2:41 pm

    wow. i don’t know what to say. (i’m crying.)

    thank you.

  2. Bruce Garrett on July 22, 2005 at 3:56 pm

    Oh that’s beautiful. Thank you.

  3. abbyladybug on July 22, 2005 at 4:36 pm

    I don’t know her, but it’s a beautiful poem. Reminds me a little of one of my favorites:

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