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Passing Sweetness

Updated on May 10, 2013

As a child I learned the scent of flowers;

such a joy that grew to be.

As the bee that floats between them,

I drank their sweetness and they became me.


I must not burn, but pass in a lake,

better, a river and down to the sea.

Onto a shore and into the earth

the worms I will greet and they will be me.


My anger they will soften, my sadness will humble them,

my laughter hearten them, my sweetness they will free.

The flowers will welcome this sweetness

and a child will drink them joyfully.


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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      Nice and wonderful poem there.

      I have enjoyed the reading. Thanks for sharing sir

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      hollyberry 4 years ago

      you're The Bomb!

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Cyndi and Grace. I'm glad you enjoyed theis one.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Very beautiful, especially the last verses, the life cycle come full circle.

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      justgrace1776 4 years ago

      We are enlightened by nature and should take advantage of it as much as possible. Beautiful piece.

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Suzette. Most of my work is very symbolic, but this piece is just simple and clear. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Welcome to my hubs.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful hub. I've never read lovelier piece on death and becoming dust to dust, ashes to ashes - returning to nature. What a beautiful poem on the cycle of life and death. Well done and well written! The photos are lovely also.