Essays

Essay — The autobiography of Sky Flower

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Hello. My name is Plumbago Auriculata.

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You may know me as Sky Flower.

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I was a beauty back in the spring of my life,

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sharing my bounty with those in need of food,

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shelter,

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a place to call home.

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I knew hardship too. I wilted in the heat of summer

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and suffered the broken branches of misfortune.

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And now, in the sunset of my life

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as my outer beauty fades,

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I remember. Oh, I remember.

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Do you know what beauty is?

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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