Submission by Summer Tang Sn

A brittle glass soldier got a greenhouse thorny cactus

He nurtured her with unquestionable love and devotion

and waited for blossoms of blood orange and a dashing of romance

Still he got nothing but a heartbroken sting

triggered the greyish glass

and shattered it into countless scars

The cactus admitted this undesirable murder

so she burnt herself to resurrect the soul

She was disarmed after this fiery fire, Then

her greatest grin was shown to the awaked heart

The soldier picked the flower of fidelity

lived his life with triumphs in eternity


Poignant, lyrical, and melancholic… beautiful