Feeling like the faded sun

Helpless , that feeling of feeling like the faded sun 

empowerment and needing the sunflower to shine so much brighter

within the mind 

helpless , that feeling like your just not as bright as you have been 


you want that golden sandy strength to stir gently to the surface 

to meet the feeling with a sunflower hug 

pebble is tired of the helpless ache within her muddled mind 

and she needs the strength to meet her with a hug 

so this feeling , and saddened raindrops can fall 

and she can stand strong 


it’s stirred to the surface to greet her 

to strengthen her helpless ache , making her smile 

like water lightly touching the shore 

like a refreshing hug 


who wants to feel like a pebble by the sea without the ability to stand tall 

when the thunder and rain crash and fall 

the pebble should be greeted lovingly by the sun 

sending comfort and allowing the sunflower to stir within her shiny sensitive soulful mind 


a faded sun , a frightened pebble living by the sea 

she wants to turn into the sunflower 

she doesn’t want events to trigger in her feelings of a dull grey sky 

wanting a choice , always 

always a say , to stand strong and say no 

safety , her right as a loveable pebble by the shore 

Comfort , always 

the rain , the thunder , pebble touching her side , uncomfortable 

she should feel like the sun comforts her , always 


nothing has the right to unsettle the pearly pebbles mind 

this is the sun , this is the sunflower , empowerment stirring within 

speaking a voice out into the sea 


I get to choose , with all the sand below my sensitive soft feet 

and if I am not happy I can speak it loudly into the wind 

with the strength of that sunflower 


the pearly pebble is allowed to have her say and find the sunflower within 


  • Fay Slimm.

    A charming piece of tender imagery which will take readers to look closely at nature's reserves when hit by feelings of dull fade - your pen is so gifted with verses to lift when spirits are low. Thank you Rose.

  • spilleronsheet

    So wonderful dear rose
    Every word so refined
    It was helpless
    But no more
    The pebble could speak louder
    Your just splendid dear Rose
    I felt like that pebble
    I was resonating to your piece
    I wish the pebble could speak
    And then the poetry was not sad, not a sunset
    But strong as there is a new dawn
    Positivity was imprinted
    A new flower blossomed in your write
    I love each and every word of yours

  • Teddy.15

    empowerment and needing the sunflower to shine so much brighter

    within the mind

    helpless , that feeling like your just not as bright as you have been

    So powerful dear Rose, your imagery is always as strong as the emotions it brings stay well dear friend ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’–

    • yellowrose

      Thankyou teddy ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒธ feeling helpless is difficult and itโ€™s still a feeling I can experience within myself .., sometimes I feel stronger than other times ,

      Everyone should have a say , a voice and be able to reach that place of strength within . And deal with things they want .., not to feel they have things they perhaps donโ€™t want

      • Teddy.15

        Absolutely ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      • Widowoflove

        I am new here and i dont't know what to say other than i feel like i could relate if i interpreted right.? I know that every piece of writing can have a different meaning depending on the reader, and (maybe It's not the original message) It sounds like the protagonist is trapped somehow, by sacrificing too much for someone who doen't appreciates it? To me, it sounds like the person lost a piece of him/herself and is trying to remember who he/she was? It sounded like it is still something present but at the same time there is still hope, which is an optimistic end to the story?

        • yellowrose

          Hello . To be honest with you , I think it was just about wanting to find more strength within , and knowing that Iโ€™m allowed to express , if Iโ€™m not happy with something . Sometimes I feel uncomfortable and helpless with things in life , and I donโ€™t want to feel that way because why should I .

          Sometimes I do feel like Iโ€™ve lost myself โ€ฆ and donโ€™t feel in my centre.

          Its not about someone else

          Thanks for your thoughts on my poem

          • Widowoflove

            Thank you for your reply. I really do like your piece and the imagery, i suppose many people could relate with all kinds of situations, but i like that you recongnized the feeling of helplessness and that you do want to change that in order to find yourself again and be happy no matter to what situation your poem relates to. That sounds like hope (?)

          • Rozina

            Thank you for sharing.

          • Goldfinch60

            May that sunflower shine on us all yellowrose.


          • Garth Rakumakoe

            The shore, the sunflower, the sun, the pebble. I love how they all come together to unravel an emotion. I also love the pebble's re-invention at the end. That speaks to hope, and purpose for me. It is a living work of art, worthy of all admiration.

            • yellowrose

              Hello Garth ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for your comment . Yes , I like bringing in nature when I speak of emotions โ€ฆ .

              The pebble is me , I guess , wanting to find more strength within .

              I guess that sunflower hug is that sense of comfort we should give to ourselves โ€ฆ self love , helping another part of ourselves

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