Lilac Romances

the lilacs grow outside my house
in my backyard
in royal hues of purple
and pure shades of white

their beauty is not withstanding
the sweet scents intoxicating

but alas,
it is merely temporary
the dull brown burns their leaves
till they shrivel and fall to the ground

the tree outside my house
in my backyard
is left with just green leaves
to wait till next year
and bloom its hidden beauty


i have found you
so no longer will i strive
for lilac romances
short and sweet
temporary pleasure