Wildflower – she is a wildflower
When the soft wind blows and the coyote cries
Where the harsh sky howls and the angels don’t fly
A pale tumbleweed rolls by,
The crack of thunder moans
And the dirt flies.
That’s when she comes, she’s a wildflower
Landing where the wind plants her seed,
Thriving in the water of rutted dirt,
Not really meant to be anywhere particular.
Her fate is determined by Mother Nature’s heed,
By the wind that pulls her and pushes her and carries her along
The lone wildflower flies, with no say at all.
She’s whimsical and free and dainty as can be
She dangles her petals by the sea,
In mountains, and under trees, she plants her roots
She takes over fields and deserts and mountains and seas,
She comes in yellow and pink and purple and green
And tickles your nose, and makes you sneeze.
She is unwanted and foreign, an intruder to fields
She is the lone sparkling color on the desert floor.
Beaten and poisoned and plucked till the end, the wildflower is pretty and free
But in the end, she’s only just a weed.
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A amazing poem for the wildflower. Here in Michigan the wildflowers are protected. A good ending for a weed. Beautiful thoughts and places in the excellent poetry.