Thursday, May 27, 2010

Poor Purple Pansy - Flash 55 Friday, 5-28-10


Once a pretty purple pansy,
Now you look forlorn,
Some creepy crawly critters,
Have made your petals shorn.


You’ve delighted many,
With your smiling pretty face,
But you and all your neighbors,
Are feeling much disgrace.


You sadly wilt before us,
I wish you peaceful rest,
So mercilessly the slaughter,
Victory for the garden pest.

Carmen Henesy



Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.

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My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon

( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

30 comments:

  1. The garden pest, to the flower, is somewhat akin to a cancer in the human...Hey thanks for a lovely, colorful (LOVE those blues and yellows and purples. I'm sure there are better names for the colors!) flowers.

    Here is MINE

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  2. sad to see beauty cut down so young. steveroni's comment put a hard spin on it, yet so true...nice 55.

    mine is up!

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  3. I have been looking into lady bugs to kill aphids, You can buy them.

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  4. We have a window-sill of those! my 55 here

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  5. i think i am the pansey.... poor little things, so beautiful yet beaten :) very witty yet sad piece, love it!

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  6. Oh no! Poor purple pansy. Any idea which pest did it?

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  7. steveroni - it's amazing,to me, how rapidly these worms, or whatever, can decimate the flowers...I'm glad they weren't mine...and, yes, I love the colors ( what's left ) of these pansies!



    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  8. Brian Miller - I enjoyed your 55, as always. It's always a challenge to write something in 55 words! I hadn't thought, before, of adding photos.

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  9. Ann - I've heard that ladybugs are great for aphids. These flowers weren't mine but in front of an apartment building near me. I'm surprised their gardener doesn't care for the flowers better.

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  10. Kay - I am so happy to have you following my blog. It is sad that these pansies are so mutilated. Voracious critters but I didn't see any present. Must be nocturnal.



    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  11. John's comments - I'm sure you pansies look a lot healthier than the ones in my photos!



    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  12. Alice Audrey - I'm not that up to date on garden pests but I know some bore holds - I saw a caterpillar on poppies and they seemed to cut across the petals. This looks the same way. They sure eat a lot!



    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  13. Victory for the garden pest.
    nice poem

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  14. wow,
    it hurts when the most beautiful thing is destroyed...cool post!

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  15. Aw, that's really sad! I hate it when the bugs get my flowers.

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  16. Well, These are just Gorgeous!! I Love the blue!!
    Happy weekend sweetie!
    hughugs

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  17. Carmen...
    Pictures and Prose...
    A wonderful combo.
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  18. I ache for a flower after reading this!

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  19. i dont know why. but i just do not like pansies. reminds me for some weird reason of an angry cat.

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  20. This is awesome poem, Carmen! The photo ignites the verses in you. You're truly a poet!

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  21. What beautiful poem you wrote about me. Just joking! It was delightful for me to read.

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  22. sm - glad you liked my pansy poem!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  23. Jingle - it is a shame that these flowers didn't stand a chance against their hungry predators!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  24. secret agent woman - if they had been my own flowers, I'd have been really upset! I was just admiring them on my stroll around a local town.


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  25. Donna - I'm sure these pansies were much prettier before they were a caterpillar snack - or whatever it was that decimated them!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  26. G-Man - I thought I should brighten up my 55 this week with photos since I had them!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  27. She Writes - well, hopefully, any flowers you get won't be decimated like these were!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  28. Kamana - I think I've seen cartoons where pansies were not the nicest of characters!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  29. Icy BC - thank you so much for the compliment. You are right, though, about these pictures stimulating the verse!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  30. Self Sagacity - once I get to know you a little better, I'm sure I could write a poem about you!


    I am thrilled that at the anciet age of 65, I just got my first book of poetry out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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