When Peonies Last Bloomed in the Garden

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This was the 1950s, where one of the unhappiest moments in my life was when my great-grandfather's pet parakete flew out the door opened for the paperboy. He was so sad. The bird meant everything to him..

When Peonies Last Bloomed in the Garden

The scent of lilacs graced the house my father grew up in
Peonies last bloomed in the garden many years ago
Roses held fast to the trellis below the garden window.
But a mere child, I revelled in the attention from my family
Being the first and only grandchild
Familial love wrought, in a time of world peace
Harmony was abundant in the world
It was then, the little bird, who knew freedom only
Within the walls of my great-grandfather's parlor
Yearned for that which was beyond
With no caution, leaving safety behind
The small green" favored one" flew out an opened door
Never to be seen again,  breaking an old man's heart
In a time, so long ago, such were the heartaches of substance

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Chaos128 commented on When Peonies Last Bloomed in the Garden

09-23-2009

Lyrical; a child's world (in the best of circumstances) is defined by safety, simplicity and clearly defined boundaries. As time goes by and familiar things become mundane, it is the things outside the boundaries that attract attention. From there on out, we're (more or less) on our own. sharp work, Mandi!

Mandi

09/23/2009

thaknk you chaos, for doing what was meant to be done on the website... I appreciate your comments

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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