Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership
spacer
 

How does that Lilly grow in this place?

Jay Anderson-Taylor Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled How does that Lilly grow in this place? which was written by poet Jay Anderson-Taylor. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Jay Anderson-Taylor

Best Jay Anderson-Taylor Poems

+ Fav Poet

How does that Lilly grow in this place?

In this valley were the sun did seem to shine all day and a lone coyote on a hilltop calls out 
for a mate. Were arid temperatures seemed to linger throughout the day and the skulls of 
the weakest of Mother Nature’s most defenseless litter this place and nature’s many 
scavengers’ feed off the last of their remains. With their forward set eyes which always seem 
to be in search of another easy meal to claim. As both the weak and the strong seek out 
shelter from the hot day’s sun, with shelter at a premium and each cool place to rest virtually 
non existence to those who sought out relief from the unforgiving rays of the hot sun beams 
burning down on their carcasses and brains. Some of them would even fight for those rare 
and few cool hiding spots, even if it meant to their death. This was Mother Nature’s attempted 
to bring balance and harmony to a place where only the strongest of God’s creations seem to 
thrive in this place. It was here that I found a single Lilly growing in this God forsaking place 
and it was then that I did realize? That our God had a purpose for us all in this world, even 
for that single Lilly that was growing there all alone in this place… It was Gods way of telling 
me that all things are possible even if we seem to be alone in this world. One was not a sign 
of the end, it’s really a sign that there is more to come and that is why the Lilly does grow 
there in the valley all alone in a place where there was once none.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
 
  1. Date: 7/14/2009 4:18:00 AM

    Love this writing. Yes God has a purpose for each of us and his creation. Sara

  1. Date: 4/30/2009 2:22:00 PM

    wonderful,you are blessed with charisma here,yes the imagery of the lilly alive alone not dead,and God's purpose for each of us well described here,like threaded lace-bravo-chARMA