Junie's Place: Poem: Just As A Flower Withers

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Poem: Just As A Flower Withers

My last post's mention of my neglected roses brought this poem to mind!

( Best not to neglect either love or our gardens! ) :)

Just As A Flower Withers

Just as a flower withers
- deprived of proper care-
so will love, neglected,
begin to fade away.

Needing only nourishment
- essential to excel-
still, sometimes the price
is more than we can pay.

Or more than we are willing …
more effort to extend…
more of ourselves required
than we’re prepared to give.

So love is left to falter,
to die from dire neglect
…just as a garden flower
-forgotten- cannot live!

June Kellum

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At 11:06 PM , Blogger mreddie said...

That is a great color - the poem hit home as well. ec

At 11:13 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


Not sure what this rose is...I need to get back in closer contact with my roses!


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