The Power of a Flower

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The Power of a Flower

The Power of a Flower

By the river where we played
as children
in the shade
there spring forget-me-nots

In the days after you left
I saw them
through bereft
abandoned eyes

I saw them in profusion
blooming
sans delusion
in my mind

They filled up every corner
crowding out
the mourner
chanting loud, "Forget-me-not!"

My son has eyes forget-me-not blue
strong and clear
they remind me of a you
he'll never know

And so...

I treasure a tiny flower
that blooms
with quiet power
on the banks, in the shade, of my mind

MLS

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danmartyjake1 commented on The Power of a Flower

12-10-2009

Wow! This was an intensely felt write and read. I was impressed with your mixture of words and how you wrapped it up...

bloomingsun

12/11/2009

For a short time after losing my brother, whenever I would close my eyes I would see those flowers. It was like a gift somehow... it's hard to describe. Thanks for your kind comment.

WordSlinger commented on The Power of a Flower

12-08-2009

I love this, I really understand this in so many ways, Nice~ ty WS

bloomingsun

12/08/2009

That's great, thanks for reading. Glad it made sense to you, it is one of my favorites.

kmooney commented on The Power of a Flower

11-17-2009

Another beautiful poem. You are very talented at this craft. Thanks for sharing again... Kevin

bloomingsun

11/17/2009

Thank you so much, you are too kind!

Marsink commented on The Power of a Flower

11-16-2009

Very moving: a reflection of the fleeting past captured in future days, revisited on the fertile banks of your mind. A warm tribute observed in this beautiful piece exuding peace. Thank you for your wonderful heart of hope in sharing this experience.

bloomingsun

11/16/2009

Thank you for your kind words. This poem is truly dear to my heart. Thanks for reading!

jademelissa74 commented on The Power of a Flower

11-13-2009

Simply soothing in a time of mourning. The anguish is well conveyed, the acceptance is soothing and the healing is very soothing. You have managed to craft a wonderful piece with an impeccable imagery. Great job!

bloomingsun

11/13/2009

Thanks for reading, and for your intuitive comments. I appreciate it! This one came after the loss of my brother...

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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