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Passing Sweetness

Updated on May 10, 2013
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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.

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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.

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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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      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.

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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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      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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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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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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      hollyberry 3 years ago

      you're The Bomb!

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice and wonderful poem there.

      I have enjoyed the reading. Thanks for sharing sir

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