My Redemption ( Collab with Star )

by Everlasting   Jan 22, 2021

In the village of Heydon,
a civil parish of Norfolk, England
a professor said to me:

“I wasn't looking for something,
until I found gardens of you;
an unusual plant with roots
buried under layers of mud.”

I, confused, but embraced warmly
by sunshine rays, begin to sprout
out of the darkness I lived in for years.
While that happened, I hear the
professor say:

“We lived in a fraction of life, dormant
concealing beauty within ghost ponds.
Then you came back from the dead,
breathing a new spirit to a world
that stood in a halt.”

I casually gazed at him, my pinkish
petals swaying with winds that now
feel heavier than they’ve ever been,
yet not as heavy as the weight of
the professor’s words blowing harder
and harder on me

“To think that in order for life to be born
a life must be left at the hands of Death”

I, in silence, stretch my stem and leaves,
look around, petals turning pale,
I see willows uprooted from the ground

I gave them nothing but they gave me life.

Written by: Star and Everlasting


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  • 1 month ago

    by Star

    Did I not tell you that I'm a good writing partner :p jk
    Congrats on the HM Luce ^_^

  • 1 month ago

    by Meena Krish

    Very interestingly and vividly penned by the two of you! You have given life and character to a plant, well done you two!

  • 1 month ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    i found an old sixpence in the mud of a riverbank once. Unfortunately due to decimalisation it is practically worthless. Still it is shiny and makes me smile - just like this poem, your talent has shone through and the image of the little pink flower made me smile.

  • 1 month ago

    by Star

    Thank you Mark and Keira :)

    I really enjoyed writing with you Luce ^_^

    • 1 month ago

      by Everlasting

      Same here. It was fun writing with you Star

  • 1 month ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Amazing! I've always been interested in plants, and love reading poems about them.
    This is really good, and, as Mark said, thought provoking. Excellent collaboration!

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