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The bougainvillea tree

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The bougainvillea tree

It stood on the other side of the wall rooted firmly
for the white bougainvillea tree did not belong to me
Wondered why it always branched this side
paving my walkway with blooms of white

While I patiently waited for my rose bush to flower
it nonchalantly continued its year-long showers
Unbothered unfettered by the gardener’s reaper, it grew
in every direction, old branches shooting off the new

Assiduously each day I tried to broom them away
but they, like a mother’s kisses were always there
Falling softly like advices from an old friend 
they were fragile, paper-white, yet persistent

With gentle breeze they glide to me be it summer rain or spring
Innumerable, countless like God’s many blessings.

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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 2:36:00 AM
    Just having a peep in at your first poem on soup, what a lovely piece again with those metaphors like mother's kisses and friend's advice, keep them coming!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:06:00 PM
    Afoze, here I am with a be-lated :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 international Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:25:00 PM
    Congrats Afroze on your HM in PS contest with this beautiful poetry luv..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 4:01:00 PM
    Congratulations April, 2011 Honorable Mention Contest Winner! Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 8:52:00 AM
    Simply marvelous! A beautiful picture in words!! Many Congratulations Afroze on your brilliant win in the international poetry contest, a very well deserved honor... enjoy the glory, gautami

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 7:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in PoetrySoup's International Poetry Contest Afroze. I am very happy for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Afroze on your big win in the International Contest.Beautiful Sonnet.

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 11:09:00 AM
    Way to go, Afroze. congratulations on your great accomplishment. Enjoy the glory. Big smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 9:55:00 AM
    Such a beautiful descripiption of the Bougainvillea tree, Afroze. Congratulations on your win in Soup Admin's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:21:00 AM
    Congratualtions on your great win!!! With Love, Pravs.

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:48:00 PM
    I knew this beautiful sonnet would be a winner in the Poetry Soup International competition. Many congrats dear Afroze. Elaine

    Ali Avatar Afroze Ali
    Date: 8/22/2011 2:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Elaine, I find it hard to believe that my poem found a mention, very happy nevertheless:)
  1. Date: 8/2/2011 2:21:00 PM
    God's many blessings come in various hues. Well done.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International contest Afroze. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:30:00 AM
    Superb writing.Wonderful sonnet Afroze. Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on making it to the Finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:41:00 PM
    Ali,. CONGRATULATIONS:-) !! on your wonderful featured poem of this this week. Take care and God bless,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 8:48:00 AM
    This is very beautiful. I enjoyed it so much. Congratsulations on being featured.

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 3:20:00 PM
    Beautiful interpretation of how and why nature complements our souls with a sense of recovery and belonging. Paula Larson

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 5:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Afroze

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured write this week Afroze. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 1:13:00 PM
    Like a mother's kisses nice imagery in the poem, Afroze