From Apr. 30, 2013- The Flower

Recent poem about feeling single…

Do you see the flower?
The beautiful, fragrant one-
Standing alone among the tall grass?
Do you see the flower?
Whose petals are perfect-
White, reflecting sun so pure?
Do you see the flower?
It’s stem sturdy and strong-
With leaves reaching without a care?

Do you see any other flowers?
Where have they gone?
Perhaps picked by the unknowing-
Oblivious to the fact that there will
Always be one left

Do you see the flower?
That one surrounded by blissful air-
Breathing with the rhythm of the Earth?
Do you see the flower?
Whose roots are buried deep-
Flourishing, thriving underneath
But no one can see?
Do you see the flower?
The one that will wither over time-
If left in place
Untouched by human’s hands?
Do you see the flower?
Its life not eternal-
Its beauty not preserved
The one that will fade with time?
Do you see the flower?
It can bring one simple joy-
Or many, depending

Do you see the flower?
Can you touch it?
Hold it?
Protect it?
Do you see the flower?
Do you see–

The flower?
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Other lines that didn’t quite fit with the flow of the rest of the poem…

What will you do if you choose to have it as your own?
What will you do if you choose to walk by it and let it die alone?

Do you already have a flower? One that’s growing day after day?
Do you want a flower? One that’s not guaranteed a tomorrow?

“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may; old time is still a flying. And that same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.” -Poem from “A Change of Seasons” by Dream Theater (Originally by 17th century poet, Robert Herrick)

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