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Where Poppies Grow

If the poppies grow no more
Across these barren fields
Will you move on away from here?
In search of better yields
Do you have the strength, the courage?
To till the exhausted soil
Is there enough of your love left
For the effort of the toil
Are you tired of the work?
Do you wish for sunflowers instead?
Or daffodils and yellow roses
In place of seas of red
The poppy seed lay deep within
And dream of sunny skies
In hopes that you will heed their cry
And raise their petals high

© Alison Pearce 2007

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This is an old one I had in a decription box of one of my early paintings. I wanted to use it for a challenge so I thought it was time she had her own page! This poem was first published in The Shine Journal back in 2007.

Logan based writer, poet and artist. I seek with the pen and the brush. I think and it rolls out into words or strokes. I believe my writing should paint a picture and that my art should tell a story. I’m an uncomplicated woman in a very complicated way.

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  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 5 years ago

    Great Poem Alison…I have been trying to save my garden from this intence rain we are having,mini tornados,floods etc..we must all try and grow our own heaven here,save the soil nurish the earth.

  • Thank you Vickie :) You are right, have to do what we can :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Now I want to see the painting that went with it.:) Solar

  • Thank you Solar :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely poem Allison…

  • Thank you Janis :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous feeling and rhythm

  • Thank you Linaji :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely! Verry verrrry nice! :-)

  • Thank you Rhino :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 5 years ago

    Indeed, lovely. A poem about life. : )

  • Thank you Zolton :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Alison!!… :-))

  • Thank you Sue :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    beautiful.. so much life here
    great work

  • Thank you so much :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • boswell20
    boswell20almost 5 years ago

    lovely…..great write!…keep it up

  • Thank you :)

    – Alison Pearce

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