A Single Flower.


Here I am trapped,

Trapped in a hard shell.

I fight and struggle and burst free,

The darkness is still around me,

But I start to climb upwards.

Suddenly I burst through

Into the light,

That light gives me strength,

Strength to climb upwards

Spreading leaves below me.

I turn into a bud which grows

Until that time when I burst forth

And become a beautiful flower,

Showing love to all around me.

My flower slowly withers

But I have produced new life

Which I send into the ground,

Knowing that in time

My dying will produce more like me.

So my death will always produce life,

Much more life than me,

Just a single flower.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 17th, 2021 02:18
  • Category: Reflection
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  • orchidee

    Good write Gold.
    It's very spiritual too: 'Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it die, it brings forth much fruit' (John 12 v.24).

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi. True words.


    • Classicmister

      Very good write Andy - I hope that the seeds I have just sown burst forth into beautiful flowers - but it's a bit too cold at the moment for quick germination!

      • Goldfinch60

        I am sure those seeds will bring you beauty in your life Classicmister.


      • Fay Slimm.

        Wonderful voices to add to your positive words on climbing into the light - - a fine read dear Andy

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you for your very kind words Fay, much appreciated.


        • AuburnScribbler

          Beautiful Andy, simply beautiful!

          Bravo, and hope all is well!

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Ben, much appreciated.

            Yes all is well and I hope all is well with you also.


          • Mottakeenur Rehman

            Beautiful ..Very good write!

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Mottakeenur, most grateful.


            • Joseph M Marion

              Love it good true and deep very good 🙂

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Joseph, much appreciated.


              • L. B. Mek

                much deeper in meaning than a first readthrough would reveal..
                a layered write Andy, indeed
                however miniscule - in scale, we may represent against the endless magnitude of existence: we all, make a meaningful impact in our own subtle way
                (admittedly not always positive, but impactful all the same)

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Mek, glad you went deeper into it.


                • vellin23

                  I will use this as a caption to my single flower post, if you will allow...

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