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Last year,we bought a sunflower,
a cheery little fellow
it had such a deep brown heart,
and petals, sunny yellow,

It makes me smile to think of it,
because we didn't know,
that if you feed and water them,
well, they begin to grow!

now, I don't mean a little bit,
please, let me tell you why,
the last time that we measured,
it was twenty two feet high!!

alas, it could not take the strain,
and, with a sudden frost,
on a cold September morning,
It's fighting spirit lost,

Both I and my granddaughter
wept all that September,
for poor old "sunny sunflower"
a valued family member!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2010 8:26:00 AM
    that was a sweet poem, loved it

  1. Date: 7/8/2010 8:42:00 PM
    Congrats on being featured. Rhonda Hero

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 2:29:00 PM
    Sunflowers, I call them the happy flowers hehe, enjoyed this June, love Wilma

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 6:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem featured! Lovely write and tribute to a "sunny sunflower"!...Thank you for your fiendly comments and have a great week...:)Gert

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 3:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoupJune . May you have many more features. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 3:02:00 AM
    Lovely write! Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 10:08:00 AM
    Congrats June, on your deserved win and having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup homepage this week, you are such a great talent! keep up the great writes, and enjoy the honor. Love, Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 9:22:00 AM
    Congrats June on your featured poem this week on the Soup ... a great choice to share with us all.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. AlohA..

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 7:00:00 AM
    Many congrats on your feature this week and for your win in the contest. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 12:42:00 AM
    Hwy, I lover this flower too and i've lost a few that made me so sad. Congrats! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 10:48:00 PM
    Congratulations, June on your poem's success in Rp's contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 1:19:00 PM
    Just lovely June, many congratulations on your win in Constance's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 10:22:00 AM
    Congratulations June on your poem being in the spotlight in A Rambling Poet's contest "The Flower". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 12:45:00 AM
    Yes June a flower can have that effect.Nice work.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 8:53:00 PM
    very nice , great imagery ~enjoyed this one~CONGRATS to you~Rick

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 8:41:00 PM
    This is a fun and beautiful story and Poem - Congrat's on your HM, it is well deserved!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 8:22:00 PM
    Hope its seeds sprouted and it grew again. Sunflowers truly don't know how to quit growing. One is a bouquet. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 7:11:00 PM
    Congrats June on your HM in the Flower contest with this wonderful entry and win... enjoy a special honor.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii on vacation.. AlohA..

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 6:43:00 AM
    What an awesome write, June! Nice imagery! And thank you for your comment on "Butterflies"....:)..Gert

  1. Date: 6/28/2010 8:07:00 PM
    Cute write,, love the mood setter on this one lol...P.D.