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March 16, 2011
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Fake Plastic Flowers

I saw a bouquet of fake plastic flowers today.

Their petals were made from rough, cheap fabric.

Their leaves were unevenly painted a sickly shade of olive,

And peeling off their stems.

The stems themselves were an unnatural green,

With an equally unnatural plastic sheen.

And they had obvious seams.

Harsh, stark, lines down the middle,

Branding them, beyond a doubt,

As cheap replicas.

They were falling apart, worn out, sad, and positively ugly.

But I noticed something else about the flowers.

From a distance,

The plastic sheen turned into a healthy luster,

The rough fabric became soft,

The uneven paint transformed into tricks of the light,

And they were more beautiful and perfect than any real flowers could ever be.
This is actually about the beauty industry.


I should really stick to good old fashioned narrative, because this abstract-ish stuff isn't really my forte (as I'm sure you've noticed)
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NightlyAngelicChica Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its purty! haha
Nettleheart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist


"I has my stick."~Nighshadow
rosetail515 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :)
norenin569 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it! it sounds so cool and true :0
hunterkono84 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
i think it turned out really good!
doglate Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is pretty and all, but I beg to differ.

The lady that's in charge of flower arrangements at my church, always uses fake flowers, and they always look crappy, no matter how close/far/near/ or what angle you're at! It's horrible :iconfacepaw: lol Real flowers are definitely the best.

Oh! And then, (just a funny story) My Aunt cannot grow flowers, so she planted fake ones in her yard, and my dad said to my Aunt's daughter, "I will give you 20 dollars if you spray paint those flowers brown, and tell your mother that her flowers died" XD That would have been awesome if she did that! But she wimped out XD
XxhistoricxX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
i like it, i could tell that it wasnt about the flowers but i honistly thought that it was about posers or stuff like that
Co-beakling1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Tribbs! Your very good at literature ^^
Silverfeatherstream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
That was a beautiful piece of poetry. (: D
jaiharock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
A beautiful piece.
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