The Rose Series: Threadbare

times were memorable

rose gardens plentiful

back before their hearts

were worn threadbare

 

now there is nothing

between two strangers

save a hollow name

nobody ever called her

 

yet the garden flourishes

rain and sunshine nourishes

for the wise roses always know

everything blooms again

(c) Janni Styles

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Wings of Time

weather changes, leaves fall

birds leave, south calls

time rolls

life tolls

not enough time for it all

 

minds change, pages turn

books open, the open learn

love matters

hate shatters

all lines are earned

 

cold enfolds, wisdoms recline

poles held fast, resistance defines

peace eludes

brash denudes

there just isn’t time

 

spring will warm, sun arrive

for the seekers, those alive

leaving behind

unkind minds

those too frozen to revive

 

skies move, birds return

mankind repeats, some learn

life blinks

death winks

humans only get one turn

 

(c) Janni Styles

“Beach and Time” (prompted by Ronovanwrites.wordpress.com)

1

in time our love bloomed

grass up through the sands many

warm beaches ago

(c) Janni Styles

2

time gave us chances

you denied while leaving trails

crooked on the beach

(c) Janni Styles

3

time was I would give

you all, my everything

that life all now beached

(c) Janni Styles

 

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-113-beachtime/