Lazarus Knix

Rookie (New Jersey)

The Prettier Flowers Of The Field

Poem by Lazarus Knix

The prettier flowers of the field
Toss their blue bell blossoms
In a sea of sweeping grass.

Numerous frayed shades
Of carnation yellow-reds
Set this glade aflame.

Each one bends
Toward every footstep,
Begging to be taken.

Yet these prettier flowers
Have a destiny secure
As their gripping roots.

One within a yellow vase
Perched in a woman's bedroom-
Or gently lain where her true love rests.

So today, I pick a simpler flower-
To remind me what I am,
And what I should be.

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  • Carol Gall (6/7/2009 8:28:00 AM)

    really nice poem lovely clors(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 7, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 7, 2009