The Last Sunflower!


SunflowerNext to the car boot sale, in a field of beans, we have a single sunflower. It is the last remnants of a crop grown nine years ago. It stands alone like a colourful beacon in a sea of green. Perhaps it is a sign that I should grow the crop once more…

All alone
in a field of beans
the lonely sunflower
knows what solitude means!

Nobody to talk to
no-one will listen
no-one to see
her petals glisten!

Passing motorists
however look and say:
“That lonesome sunflower
has just made my day!”

If there’s a lesson
from this ground
it’s that unexpected gifts
in unusual places found!

© Baldock Bard 2013
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