Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A man goes to a psychiatrist. The doctor says, 'You're crazy' The man says, 'I want a second opinion!' 'Okay, you're ugly too!'"Quote Right

by Henny Youngman

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

the orchid

Robert O'Brien Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled the orchid which was written by poet Robert O'Brien. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Robert O'Brien

Best Robert O'brien Poems

+ Fav Poet

the orchid

        
As an orchid in his life,
a reflection from his strife...
He's a flower in his way
and he would say...

I am living as a poem...
choosing freedom on my own,
and the mask of God would 
speak...
Here is a clue!

From a message he would live
an adventure that would give...
special meaning to his life...
as he went on...

This would be an evolution,
not for him a revolution...
and he danced it all inside...
out in the rain.

All he needed was a room
and a time of day to bloom...
Such a place he didn't know
where to begin.

He brought forth within a day..
what became all in his way...
His experience would say...
Life is a poem!

And he found a sacred place...
he would use it for his space...
find a meaning for his life...
but there was strife!

Pain and suffering he'd achieve,
life with horror_he would leave
all he needed to get back...
was 'on the track.'

It had been there all the while
but his life became a trail...
Could he see or would he 
choose...
another path?

For a life he should be living,
was the one when he was 
giving...
He was living out a dream...
that was his own...

and he became a flower...
in the rain.

All the people in his field
opened doors for him to yield,
a refreshment for his bliss...
but he would miss!

So he followed just a thread...
to a path where he was led...
in a journey that for him,
required a death!

A renewal from his past...
something sacred that would 
last...
One condition for another
he would find...

There were trials and 
revelations...
for a while an incubation.
He found more about himself
as he went on...

Such a dragon he would slay...
no longer bound to his own 
way.to
Something  greater he would 
give
in all his bliss...

From a mystery in life,
he found value in his strife...
and he became a flower...
in the rain.

July 27th, 2012
from The Power of Myth by 
Joseph Campbell

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:13:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 8:34:00 AM

    Soo beautiful!!! Congratulations on your win, Robert! :) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:01:00 PM

    I can tell you put a lot of thought into this one Congratulations on your HM Robert.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 8:08:00 PM

    Robert, congrats on your Honorable Mention! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:40:00 AM

    Robert :-). Congratulations with your awesome win in Catie's "Metaphorically Speaking" contest. Have yourself a nice day~ LUV*PD

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 8:53:00 AM

    Congratulations, Robert, on your win in my contest. I just had to include this poem among the winners, even though.... even though. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 1:02:00 PM

    soupmail :)

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 2:32:00 PM

    Excellent to read. Thank you for posting this beautiful poem.