Papa's Sunflower

by Maple Tree   May 21, 2012

A Rustic old windmill
stood firmly planted,
and I admired it's strength.

A tree made of iron,
waltzing with the breeze,
mating with nature.

Over one hundred years,
its vanity was born a sunflower,
and as trees, it was my best friend.

As life, nature can breathe beauty
and destruction-
a tornado abducted my heart.

My ancestors cry as I-

the sunflower shall rest in peace,
carried away to the pasture...

I can feel it's rusty tears,
forming a sorrow pond out west,
and I vision Papa, kneeling down-

to say goodbye.


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  • 11 years ago

    by Meme

    Wooooow @_@

    It is just sooooo sad. But I really love how you expressed it all in your piece.

    Its always hard to say goodbye to those we love.

  • 11 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    Some of your pieces are so beautiful, so beautiful it actually breaks my heart..

    p.s I admire your writing too <3.


  • 11 years ago

    by Britt

    This poem breaks my heart. All of the beauty in the beginning and fond memories, and then the line about the tornado abducting your heart. I have goosebumps as I read this, ah it's so touching.

    I like how it can be both metaphoric and realistic.. I don't like that it IS one or the other of course, lol, but the your ability with poetry to allow your readers to make it their own just fascinates me. This is beautiful.

  • 11 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    I can definitely feel the emotion, my heart sunk, so sad. :( but you definitely was able to write it in a way that was beautiful and touching. 5/5

  • 11 years ago

    by Chelsey

    Gees, this was incredibly sad, but naturally amazingingly written!! Your descriptions made me envision what you were talking about , which made me feel the sadness at the very moment of this event..

    Its really hard saying goodbye to a person, but sometimes even harder to say goodbye to a thing that means something special to us! Well described!