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I’m running out of money so this will have to do

But I made this special from napkins this little paper flower

I did it because I found you beautiful before me

Since your love is cheap, just as a little paper flower

 

I think you’re very special, too, with eyes so fine

So I’ll give you something better, this little wildflower

I picked it to put behind your ear so smooth

Because it’s easy to reach from here, like a little wildflower

 

But you are a masterpiece of womanly creation to admire

And for your fair face, I present this little bought flower

I’ll hand it over with a flourish to impress you

As I know your heart is easily moved by my little bought flower

 

And now that I’ve taken what I want from you

You’ll keep that memory beside your little dead flower

 

I’ve spent you with all those gifts of little flowers

And you never once noticed how they faded into nothing

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Is the cruelty borne of rejection, loss? I enjoyed the graudal change in tone.

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I think the cruelty is more a reflection of how worthy women/men are to the receiving party. It's not about rejection or loss, but power and the control of that dynamic and its subsequent scorn over the receiver who never noticed.

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Can't we...

I think the cruelty is more a reflection of how worthy women/men are to the receiving party. It's not about rejection or loss, but power and the control of that dynamic and its subsequent scorn over the receiver who never noticed.

~*~
Can't we all just be pretty? I like being pretty...

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