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Petals In The Wind

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Petals In The Wind

Petals In The Wind

As the chrysalis splits open and squeezes out the butterfly
Its wings wet and wrinkled until they have the time to dry
As the bud bursts in the first warm sun of spring
Opens up its petal and accepts the bee without a ring.

As the blossoms open one by one to bloom and grow
Petals opening wide revealing all they have to show
Waiting their turn until it’s then their time to fall
As all in turn wither, and cover the ground as a shawl.

The petals slowly wither and dry as sure as the bee
Did his pollinating job so well and so beautifully 
The petal dries no longer needed, its job now done
It leaves the branch floats on the breeze, catches the last ray of sun.

As it floats with each gasp that Mother Nature blows
It twists and turns flirting with life wherever it goes
Till its trapped and it falls back to the ground in decay
Feeding back its mother earth, nutrients for another fine day.

© 22/01/2013 ~GG~

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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:09:00 AM
    a very awesome poem my friend Mandy...I love it..Big congratulations on your win!! Have a blessed day always!! :) Hugs from me to you, Maria

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:44:00 PM
    Many many congrats for this win dear Mandy.

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 6:44:00 PM
    wow, mandy, this is the best one I am seeing today, this one that got you high on the winners list. I love how you did it as the cycle of life. Back to dust!! Awesome.

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win!! :)

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:02:00 AM
    congrats Mandy,, a very deserving winner...

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:07:00 AM
    You have given me a lovely taste of honey, with this beauty!! Congratulations, Mandy!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:33:00 AM
    And a circle is formed and reborn... love your poem !! Well thought out. Congrats on your winning spot in the contest !!

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Mandy, a beautiful poem. Congratulations :-) In Gail's "Petals In The Wind " contest. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Congrats on your poetic win.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Mandy congrats on your win. An incredible beautiful poem. A painting, strokes of petals and wind on canvas with words to delight my imagination. Warm Smiles Always, Connie

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Congratulations, Mandy. Su

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 2:32:00 PM
    A great write Mandy.....Congrats ......

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Well done Mandy its a great poem...Seren

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Well done ~GG~ Well done!! Big Congratulations on your win!!! Love you bunches! Debs

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Congrats Mandy on your big win you did a super job enjoy your success, love xxx

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:01:00 PM
    lovely write Mandy.....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 3:23:00 AM
    How lovely this is Mandy!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:43:00 AM
    great write....loved your imagery Mandy...<3

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