Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tibouchina

Tibouchina mutabilis2
The Robbie Burns Garden in the Domain, Sydney

THREE WORD WEDNESDAY
asks us to use the words in blue

TIBOUCHINA

Queen of Australia's Autumn, the tibouchina grows,
A mass of purple flowers to greet the eye.
A South American visitor as everybody knows,
But happy to live beneath our alien sky.
Various shades of royal colour  jostle for a place,
Each tree a remnant from a summer gone,
Fragrant in a subtle way but full of glorious grace
And wonderful for us to look upon.
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FACE THE MUSIC

Face the music! You can't get free!
At last you must confess!
Conduct yourself with dignity
Even though you're in a mess
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Too many lies you've told I fear!
Here comes the reckoning!
Even if you shed a tear
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My response is sure to sting!
Useless to keep up a facade!
Stand tall though wreathed in shame!
I know the telling will be hard!
Confess! And take the blame!
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6 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Love the rhymes, as ever!

Linda Jacobs said...

Beautiful picture and words!

Ellecee said...

A very nice poem about the TIBOUCHINA. I have seen it when visiting but never knew its name.
I like your second poem as well. We should own up, its good for the soul - you are so right :-)

Sheilagh Lee said...

wonderful both of these.Well done.

Kim Nelson said...

We don't have the Tibouchina here in the Sonoran Desert. Now that I've read your enticing poem, I want to know more about it!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/03/28/rent-not-ruined/

Elizabeth Hernandez said...

Well done! Enjoyed both very much.
Blessings