Interesting post the way you have controlled some aspect of the image. The juxtapostion of in focus / out of focus on the first one does create tension in the image. Likewise new/old in the second image is interesting as well and gives us a glimpse of life as it is. Thanks for sharing.
I like the ideas of these two, but I'm not sure I like the actual choices of framing and POVs, particularly for #1.
For #1, the blurry one seems to dominate the frame a bit much for my taste. If I were to keep both flowers to be similar size, I would probably go for a horizontal composition instead. Also, I would tend to go for a POV and perhaps lighting that reduces the blurry one to some extent.
For #2, I think I would've prefered the top flower in somewhat fuller view, instead of cropped off like that. Other than that, I might prefer framing shifted a tad to the left so that the withered flowers take up just a bit more of the right side of the frame. Maybe tilt it a slight bit also for a bit more of a slant in the alignment of flowers.