Ruth Walters


If I Were A Flower - Poem by Ruth Walters

If I were a flower my petals would be fading now,
drooping and withering in the early summer
but if by chance you glanced my way to warm me through,
watered my weakened frame to give me strength,
then I know I would survive to see the Autumn.

Strange that it should be this way for summer
lends itself to life and love and laughter.
Here in this hole where all is dark and pained
all laughter is stifled by the dank air.
No sunlight filters through, no light at all.

I'm cut off from friends and faces I once knew.
Hemmed in by physical inabilities,
dim eyes and ears that hear the nothingness.
The song of silence fills me so persistently,
I hum its tune, remembering life’s symphony.

If I were a flower my petals would be fading now,
drooping and withering in the early summer
but if by chance you glanced my way to warm me once again,
watered my weakened frame to give me strength,
then I believe your love would see me through.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about If I Were A Flower by Ruth Walters

  • Michael Hopkins (7/16/2017 6:51:00 AM)


    Very thoughtful and sensitive poem.

    Kind regards,
    Mike
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  • Bri Edwards (5/16/2016 7:48:00 PM)


    I won't get you TOO excited by saying something foolish like I LOVE you, but if I were there I would assuredly spray you with the garden hose, give you some fertilizer, and force the sun (one of my friends) to shine ALL OVER your pale body! ! !

    Nice one.

    :) bri
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  • (6/3/2015 5:40:00 PM)


    This's a very affectionate poem, so biut'ful. I love it. God bless you Ruth (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (4/27/2015 8:44:00 PM)


    We're all seedlings reaching for sunshine, seeking warmth and happiness in this world. A lovely poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred (4/22/2015 6:23:00 AM)


    Hello,
    Yes true,
    when the sun of love away and we feel darkness engulfing us, when love is shared it's like sunshine on a lovely flowe, it acts as elixir and life again blossoms.
    True reality. Nicely written.
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  • Kim Barney (4/5/2015 10:48:00 AM)


    Ruth, this one is great and I have voted it a ten. I will read a few more. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/1/2015 4:56:00 PM)


    ruthie, this is fine for the showcase on my site, BUT i want you to give me the OK to post it
    i'll look for a second one to join it in March's A Showcase For PH Poets. :) bri

    p.s. i'm glancing your way. can you feel the warmth? ? maybe you need to open your bedroom curtains just a little bit more?
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  • John Brown (1/3/2015 7:12:00 AM)


    A sigh inducing poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/8/2014 6:02:00 PM)


    If i were a flower i'd have asked first ray to come and kiss my each petal. Beautiful soothing write. (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2012 9:26:00 AM)


    This is evocative and imaginative and shows the fragile beauty of nature and our interconnectedness and desire to nurture, which undeniably is love. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (10/21/2011 11:22:00 AM)


    In the warmth of love's bower
    I be an ever blooming flower,
    Why in spring of autumn think
    While life is full of loving winks.
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  • (5/15/2011 7:51:00 AM)


    SENSUOUS AND HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE...GREAT!
    PLZ READ MY POEM 'INFECTIOUS AND LET ME SLEEP' AND LEAVE A COMMENT PLZ, THANKS
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  • (5/13/2011 11:26:00 PM)


    Hope you´ll get your strength back which lies in your heart. Your poems are so powerful and vibrant. Keep writing miss you on PH ++Antje (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2011 5:43:00 PM)


    Inspiring :)
    Do check out my collection -
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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