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Sorrow’s Flower (poem)

Updated on September 27, 2013

A flower in its desert setting grew

The sun and sand and time its only friends

And here the pages of its Joy extends

Until the path of stranger happened through


Was something to its beauty made him soar

Its splendor was the dawn of hidden tears

A sadness he had buried all these years

And with each teardrop came one blossom more


The stranger shared with others what he saw

Whose tears to beauty made a river flow

Whose richness made the seeds of flower grow

As more and more were captured in this awe


Such beauty we should wear upon our crown

Each window doorway fountain should it grace

Forget all others flower will replace

And that’s how sorrow grew into their town


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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      All the way incredible!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Desert beauty! Awesome work, Martin.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I love the idea that each tear brings a flower to life. Everything happens for a reason.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great write as always by you Martin.


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You did a fine job with this piece, treating it as an extrapolation. I like it.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Beautifully written and the image is gorgeous

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      beautiful poem and flower.

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem of the coming of sorrow.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very beautifully done my friend, thanks for sharing this !

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Oh, Martin, your talents are far reaching.

      One limerick you have us laughing and the next poem

      brings us to the edge of tears, from the beauty it conveys.

      This poem is awesome.

      Thank you for sharing,


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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This is so beautiful. Just when I think you have published my favorite, another like this comes along. I hope you know and realize how gifted you are. You never disappoint.

      Angels and blessings are on the way to you, dear Martin. have a lovely day ps

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wow, I'd really love to know how your brain works... the way you put words together and the sentiments, truly beautiful!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good poem and a fabulous drawing of a flower -- just gorgeous.And such a wonderful video, both the flowers and the music. I hope you have a great weekend. Theresa

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Mh, now you have outdone yourself here, as this is truly a beautiful work here, with your words, image and music video choice. We must be thinking along the same lines with the flowers, but your write is so very personal and lovely.

      Santana is great as always!

      This may be my most favorite of all now.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper