She  would not  give in, never  listening  to to the dissenting voices

She  was determined, she would  push  and push. Yes  she had made her choices.

Even when the going was tough  she showed  her will of  steel  and never admitted, enough.

They laughed  at  her  behind  her back , yet  slowly  she found she had made  the crack!


Unfurled and yellow swirls.

Unfurled and yellow swirls.

Then came the day  she moved  out of the dark and up  into the sun

Breathing  in the fresh air  she stretched  and took in the air, her journey just  begun.

Up, up to meet  the sun she was tired  but  not  beaten  she would  make  her goal.

She lets  herself uncurl, throws out  her yellow dress in a graceful swirl, her heart feels whole.

Oh! my goodness she cries  with pride I am free I shall no longer hide.

Happily dancing in the sun and by moonlight  having fun her heart full of pride.


A life  so full could  not last  forever, she did not dwell on that, she was too clever.

Happily  she called to her sisters and brothers  live a full life  waste  not a second ….never.

For  a few weeks  she basked in the sun, washed in fresh rain  then suddenly  her life was done.

I was sad I shed a tear, but in my heart I know  she will be back next year. Too stubborn is she to be gone .

Again and again  she will arise  and shine  and  join in the chorus of the wonderful earth’s song!


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 15:01:37

    Great post about persistence Willow. Love it. And the video was wonderful too – so peaceful.


  2. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 15:30:38

    I want to be her. Well done bringing her to life.


  3. tesscol
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 16:13:37

    You are so clever…how do you attach pictures and sound?


  4. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 17:04:27

    An uplifting poem. Made me smile. 🙂


  5. Deborah
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 04:10:19

    Persistence is key, and luckily for us, there are signs of it all over in nature. I love this poem! 🙂


  6. Lisa
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 19:44:05

    Ah, gorgeous imagery.


  7. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 23:45:36

    Plant power! I love this, Willow. 🙂


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