Once I let you in, you sowed the seeds
From whence grew spiny shoots and tangled weeds,
Sprouting in my heart and in my mind,
Creeping tendrils writhed and intertwined,
Twisted vines gripped tight around my throat,
Smothering me like a thorny coat,
And though the roses bloomed they wilted fast,
Velvet petals perished, not to last,
The lifeless flowers drooped and fell to ground
Where only prickling thistles could be found.
So once you left me, all that one could see
Was your dead brier thicket strangling me.
Emma H, age 26, 24/02/2017
Happy World Poetry Day 2017 everyone! Here’s hoping it inspires as many people as possible to read and write some sensational stanzas 🙂