Beauty Fades

Beauty fades;

Stripped of color

Under unrelenting sun.

Once vibrant petals

Brown and crumble,

Scattering dust and seed

To the four winds.

A life run its course

Gives birth to the next generation

Through its death in the dawn of spring.

Never regretting,

Never questioning its fate

It gives itself unapologetically

For the propagation of their future.

As with all living things

We are here for a brief time

To live,

To spawn,

To die,

Returning to the earth

From which we came.

A cycle that has repeated itself

For eternity.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


8 thoughts on “Beauty Fades

  1. Lovely. I have missed reading your poems. I have been a bit scarce on the reader lately. Taxi duty now that school is out and work. But it is always a treat to retrain home to your lovely talent. πŸ˜‰

    • Honestly I have been a bit scarce as well. I just haven’t been feeling all that inspired over the last few weeks and have been traveling and working out of state so I haven’t had as much time to be on WP either. Hopefully things will settle down soon…for both of us. As always, I’m very happy that you take the time to read my poems and comment on them. Drive that taxi safely…you are carrying precious cargo. πŸ™‚

      • Yes, I know. And Pee typically rides shotgun. You take it easy with all of your travels – I hope the family is well;) – out of school? Working? Playing? Begging for the car?

      • Thank you Kimberly. Fortunately the travels are over for now, the family is well (thank you for the wishes), the two kids that live home are out of school, but will be getting ready to go back in a little over a month and the youngest who is always looking to drive is out of state for the summer and will be getting back just in time for school to start with a week or two to spare. Most of the time it is just my wife and I at home since the middle child is working…I we are practicing for our days with an empty nest. I hope that you and the 3 kids (Pee included) are having a great summer. πŸ™‚

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