Dancing Angel

Flower Power

THE FLOWER by Beverly Anita

THE SEED IS CAST ONTO THE GROUND.  
IT MAKES NO NOISE, IT MAKES NO SOUND
IT SETTLES ITSELF INTO THE SOFT, MOIST EARTH
MOVING DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE DIRT
IT NUTURES ITSELF UPON THE SOIL
IT DOES NOT WORK, IT DOES NOT TOIL
BUT FEEDS UPON RAIN THAT OFTEN COMES
AND WARMS ITSELF WITH ABUNDANT SUN
AND WHEN IT HAS GROWN BEYOND ITS GRAIN
AND THE FRUIT THE SEED CAN NO LONGER CONTAIN
IT SEEKS TO BURST ITS HUMBLE SHELL
AND STARTS TO GROW AND STARTS TO SWELL
TO REACH BEYOND THAT
TO WHICH IT WAS BOUND
UP, UP TO LIGHT
UP, UP TO FREEDOM
INCH BY INCH
DAY BY DAY
THE FRUIT OF THE SEED
MAKES ITS WAY
ABOVE THE GRAVE
INTO THE LIGHT
AND BREAKS FREE THE EARTH
TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS
FIRST THE BUD
THEN THE FLOWER
JOY AND GLADNESS
STRENGTH AND POWER
BEAUTY AND MAJESTY
MAKES ITS CLAIM
WONDEROUSLY, WONDERFUL
GLORIOUS FAME
BUT SOMEONE ADMIRES ITS DECADENT SHOW
AND PLUCKS UP THE FLOWER AS IT BASKS IN ITS GLOW
AND WHEN IT HAS FADED AND THE FLOWERS DO FALL
IT IS CAST TO THE GROUND, IT IS DONE, THAT IS ALL
BUT WAIT ONE MOMENT
TAKE NOTICE, PAY HEED
THE FLOWER HAS WITHERED
EXPOSING THE SEED
WHICH ONCE AGAIN MAKES ITS WAY TO THE EARTH
REJOICE, REBOUND, RENEW, REBIRTH!

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