carnation and rose

2 years ago

Timmy the Scribbler

Rose is masculine and comes
admittedly as a small surprise

Perhaps it is the thorns that make the rose
masculine as well as the tradition
where feminine is recipient
or a rose or several roses
from the masculine with intent
to do some courting and not a sort

of courting that would use the word tennis
though it could be assumed there will
be hope of making a bit of racket

But the thorns may
sum some of the reason

That carnation is feminine
is less of a surprise for carnations
tend to be what a gentleman wears out
– out meaning like if that gentleman
attends an occasion like for a ball
so in the spiffing and dressing up

the carnation is taken
proper possession of and so worn out

Set on, placed over, chest,
breast, pocket, insert

Indeed a medal, if not in his way
his own hero…

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About Timmy the Scribbler

Love to write all kinds of stuff I love writing so many different kinds of stuff it is a constant struggle to narrow the focus to a manageable handful and let the others go. But a few years ago I dipped my fingers into a poetry pie and of all my uncertainties, one thing that is no uncertainty is that it is one passion that must remain, so maybe that's the one. I do dearly delight in chopping up fictional works into stanzas and syllables.
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