Monday, November 6, 2017

to blossom as a flower fresh

                                                                                             Author: Brennyboy2000
Image: Blissful innocence (here)

11 of 12 given words:  
child blossom deny fate closet
smile weave sly bellow decline drop  

as a young child
of an innocence unstained
to blossom as a flower fresh
never to be denied
imbued with a good upbringing

a fate everyone would face
wrenched from out of the closet
bombarded with all sorts of distractions
accomplished with a wicked smile
weaved around a maze
by a stream of troublemakers
of seemingly helpful 'friends'
mostly on the sly

having parents liberal in make-up
who refused to bellow at the right moments
to have them enlightened towards a good future
but allowing unfettered freeway and freedom
to develop and simultaneously decline
in the face of innocent trysts and gadgets
to drop in spirals into an abyss
even with criminal intents
plummeting in a free-fall

such were often the scenario
a danger strong-willed parents
who refused to acknowledge the danger
to arrest the tell-tale signs
especially of drug abuse
who ended not just with a tinge of regret
but much more.

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #324
Sanaa's at Real Toad's the tuesday platform


  1. This was pure magic to read Hank. The given words excellently used. Well done.


  2. Parents sure can make or break many a time, especially when they refuse to actually parent.

  3. A compelling profile. Addiction may have a genetic component but - absolutely - environment plays a huge role.

  4. Parents should be caring and understanding, but never blind to the possible horrors.

  5. Your point on being firm and take corrective action as parents instead of misguidedly "liberal" is well made!

  6. Yes the strong arm of parenting is definitely a necessity when foreseen dangers rare its ugly head
    Well written cautionary Hank

    much love...

  7. Parents should keep in mind the horrors that await their young. Beautifully penned.

  8. Writing as an ex-teacher, I can only agree, Hank. Children should have the chance to 'blossom as a flower fresh' without being 'bombarded with all sorts of distractions'. They need boundaries while being 'enlightened towards a good future'.

  9. Drug addiction like terrorism is a world problem .

  10. Wonderful attempt and the points raised hold true. Well done.

  11. Lenient parents who just want to be their kid's friend makes for one messed up kid.

  12. So sad, the downhill slide from the fresh-faced blossoms, allowed too much freedom to discover drugs. Such a painful journey. Well said, Hank.

  13. And children are so different, some can bloom in the worst conditions while others decay when everything should be perfect...but all need that personal attention to thrive.

  14. Excellent cautionary Hank. Kids to need discipline - teens, kids, toddlers,,,they all need the attention and care that people seem nowadays to only extend to themselves.

  15. Oh no, this is tragic. A cautionary tale for sure. Ugh, ugh.

  16. Yes, give a child freedom to learn and grow, but not so free they can't understand no.