His Scarlet Rosebud

scarlet

He caught his breath…

there before him

his scarlet rosebud

amid all others

donned in basic black

strength in her beauty

softness in her smile

still so much left to blossom

in his hands–

He walked over

bowed slightly

touched the small of her back

and the dance began

*

©MidwestFantasy

Feb 2020

Ph-Dreamstime.com

(Written for the Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt “scarlet rosebud”)

Crushed Dreams

crushed

At her feet

crushed dreams

fallen from

her heart

where once upon a time

each beat brought

happiness, fulfillment

energy to the soul

hope, contentment

smile to her face

Now…

just broken pieces

scattered trash

thrown away

to die

*

©MidwestFantasy

May 2019

Art- Jared West

(Written for Tuesday Writing Prompt  “crushed dreams”at  Go Dog Go Cafe. )