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The Child and the Flower

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The Child and the Flower

One shining yellow flower
       Popped up through the snow.
A daffodil--it waved its head
       The oo-ing crowd to show.
A little child saw it too;
       She wanted me to see.
"The first one is the prettiest,
       Take its picture," she said to me.

A child and a flower,
       Scarce worthy of a glance.
But God alone created both,
       The flow'r to shine, the child to dance.
I cannot help but wonder why
       We choose to be unaware;
A flower is loved as liquid gold,
       For an unborn child, none seem to care.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 5:57:00 AM
    Riveting !

  1. Date: 3/6/2014 5:32:00 PM
    It's not true that none seem to care about an unborn child. All children deserve a chance at life. They should never be denied that chance by someone not worthy to make an adverse decision. Good write.

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 7:54:00 PM
    Beautiful analogy and personification Karen. Thanks for sharing... Verlena

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 8:21:00 PM
    Karen, well said.... genuine ending. Skat

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 1:29:00 PM
    HI Karen, What a really delightful poem. Truly beautifully portrayed. Kevin

    Ruff Avatar Karen Ruff
    Date: 2/11/2014 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:29:00 PM
    Wondrful poem, reminds me of the flower children, an exquisitely crafted piece u penned. The punchline gently rebuking abortion it seems. Pls do review my latest poem.

    Ruff Avatar Karen Ruff
    Date: 2/11/2014 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, you got the point. I'll look at yours.
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 6:06:00 AM
    - Dear spring ..... we are waiting for you :) - Beautiful poem, Karen !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)