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About Sunflowers - Charlotte's Contest

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About Sunflowers - Charlotte's Contest

When I came home, I saw what you had done. 
            Those funny sunflowers 
                                 spontaneously sprung 
and which bordered our drive    a bit    too carelessly, 
             reaching their leafy arms a tad     too far - 
                                                                    you'd cut them down!  

You'd told me on the phone you'd cut the weeds, 
    and I'd been happy about that. . .  until I saw 
              and understood. 
How odd  
   and yet how utterly explicable it seems to me 
that you would look at something bright    and blond    and beaming 
                and see a noxious weed. 

The driveway looks naked now                  and uninviting - 
            similar to how I sometimes see your soul
                       after you cut me 
                          to the core.
 
It's funny about sunflowers. . . they always come back,
         sometimes to a different spot, 
and grinning.

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 3:29:00 PM
    I love sunflowers, too, I grow them in my garden every year! This poem is bright and sunny, yet it has a deep sadness that is almost too painful to read about! This poem is terrific, Andrea! I love it! :)

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 10:42:00 PM
    I love how they follow the sun with their faces. Bittersweet poem. I used to live on the seeds, raw and baked with salt. Yum! Great poem!

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:50:00 AM
    I like your poem and the sunflower theme. I like flowers and gardening and sunflowers are so jolly.Best wishes Linda x

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Well, nobody messes with your petals and gets away with it do they Petal lol I think those sunflowers going to have the last laugh though. Congratulations on this in the contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Superb from every corners,my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:13:00 PM
    nice win Andrea, * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Soup mail...

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Wow Andrea - I absolutely LOVE this, especially the last verse, comparing the cutting of the sunflowers to the emotional cuts within...Congrats! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:08:00 PM
    Andrea. ... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM!!! awesome :) LUV~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:02:00 PM
    People remark on the beauty of sunflowers while never mentioning the nutrition of their seed..... Congratulations sweet blossom..... Jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Ow sweet andie..May your sunflowers bloom again..and so the soul.that you find uninviting brings you a bouquet.of love oncd again.This beauty touched my heart maybe even more cause i can relate to such happenings in different situations.Congrat on your win sweet flower of the sun stars and moon

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:19:00 AM
    you are on a roll, andie.. lovely as a bouquet!.. congrats on your winning slot!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Strange. Van Gogh - one ugly dude - must have identified with the sunflower because he painted them so often. A real classy write, dear Andrea. AS a child I also hacked down sunflowers and am now ashamed Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 8:34:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on this very assertive, symbolic and beautiful write. Some of its lines project a tone of deep sadness. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra K Kapoor

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 5:39:00 PM
    the suspense is over, andrea, and you're a winner! haha those smiley sunflowers are cute...but I detected a dark undertone here...you will see why I placed it jointly with the other one - I felt they were two very different takes on the same theme of damage being inflicted, and I loved that juxtaposition - congrats! :)

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 1:48:00 PM
    STUNNING !!! lOVED THIS !! again!! wINNER!!

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 9:03:00 AM
    wow! this is absolutely a knock-out! you've captured both the beauty of the sunflowers and how betrayed you felt perfectly. i'd feel the same way! ~ thank you for my placement in your contest and for your prompt judging! much appreciated for both...

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 8:18:00 AM
    Whew this is palpable. My wife loves sun flowers and I hate gardening so the flowers are in no danger *lol*

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/5/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I forgot I was coming by to say thanks for placing my poem. Have a good day Andrea.
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 7:44:00 AM
    very well written Andrea. So nice and carries a real meaning. A nice perception of a poet. wonderful. (: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 11:56:00 PM
    I never cease to be amazed at your range of expressionand facility for uplifting the often overlooked and mundane into the light where they enjoy their due regard.

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