Book of Flowers

by Maple Tree   Apr 5, 2016

People have picked me up
from a dusty shelf,
hidden within a ghostly
library, tossed aside
because my pages
were never that exciting.

My preface starts off
"Just a girl from Kansas".

People immediately think
I'm another Dorothy
from the Wizard of Oz-
a knock off to the original;

but my words mean something....

I have lived and overcome
obstacles, found strength
within a darkness of my own
and I breathe each day.

You can read me if you wish
but I'm a mystery and at times
you may think of me as
the witch of the west-

but I'm just a poppy
within a field of sleepy people....


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  • 2 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I loved the imagery and comparisons. my favourite lines - Tossed aside because my pages were never that exiting' and 'I'm just a poppy within a field of sleepy people'
    I love the way you weave nature and emotions so well

  • 2 years ago

    by Mahal Ko Kuya Ko

    This is beautiful, Ms. Andrea! (: I love everything about this.

    --- MKKK

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    Oooh Andrea-this is awesome! I really really really want to read your book! Loved it!

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Never judge a book by it's cover. It may be covered with dust but filled with beautiful pages. Beautiful written. Take care

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Andrea,

    I like the simile of the dusty book - it lends itself to the theme of not being noticed. A book bypassed, of no interest. Then at the end the poppy and book come together in a nice twist. It's not the book that's dusty, but the 'sleepy people ' acting like everyone else and not noticing the beauty under their noses, like a book of flowers.

    Andrea, an excellent write.

    Take care,


    • 2 years ago

      by Maple Tree

      YES !!!

      Michael you rock!! That was my message!!

      Thank you for the lovely comment!!