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Harsh Reality

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A pathetic little flower
In a terracotta pot,
My leaves are limp and mouldy
And the weather's not too hot,
For the sun has gone and veers away
From where I sit alone;
There's no warmth for me, a dying shade,
Where winter winds fierce moan.

I thought the sun a kindly friend,
A kiss upon my brow;
A fount of growth and blessing deep,
But he has left me now.
Other flowers, pretty things,
Have better colours, bright.
I'll never match their bursting glory,
Though I try with all my might.

There's nothing that the sun needs from me,
Never does he seek my heart,
And now he's gone, I've grown unlovely;
Slimy brown, I fall apart.
He dwells in lands that echo beauty,
Laughs within another's grace,
And here I die in sodden clay;
The sun refusing my embrace.

I thought that he might grow to welcome
Petals that I offered him;
I thought that he might love me fondly,
But my soul is sadly dim.
No seeds have I to leave behind
And show if he should reappear.
I wish that I had never grown,
But stayed earth-bound with unknown fear.

For once I blossomed, now I fade,
And now I've nothing I can give;
I've nothing that the sun or stars
Could want, or love; I cannot live.
My spirit's died inside this pot,
My roots all bound, a reeking mess.
I wish I'd once been budding loved,
And grown some joy with which to bless.

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