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Strawberry Smiles

by Andrea Jardine 4 months ago in inspirational

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Image by Andreas N from Pixabay

I wish I’d known that day would be our last,

The weatherman warned of blistering heat,

If only he’d cautioned, voiced and forecast

The burn and scarring of your rash retreat.

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That sizzling summer day started so well,

Singing “We Are The Champions” by Queen

On the road, the fresh-picked strawberry smell

Stuck to my hands from wild plants, red and green.

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Something was off, I could see in your eyes,

Petals torn from a majestic pink rose,

Shrinking so completely, my heart, it dies,

Swallowed alive by massive mosquitoes.

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I have since grown steadfast, special and strong,

The love, warmth and joy within all along.

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Andrea Jardine

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Currently in Toronto, Canada developing my writing skills and growing an audience. Any tip given to help me pursue this endeavour is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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