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
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.