Poems. Prayers & Promises

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Crimson Petals


Love is a seed
Not just for today
Sown in our minds, randomly.
Sometimes planted
By a hidden smile
By a reaching touch
Or by an act of kindness.

For love slowly grows and blossoms in time,
Nurtured by tears to flower.

Never letting go
Held tight in a clasp
With a swooning beauty
Crouches in wait to move
In a crimson petal.

Love flows
Through deep forgiving scars
Willing and brittle
We watch in awe at the wonder of creation.

For hope moves into every whispered heart,
Whilst the beauty of love gloriously flowers. 

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Written for Poetry Jam and Poets United 

24 comments:

  1. Unconditional love is like these flowers only. Flowers bloom and give happiness to others, but never keep anything for themselves.

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  2. This is so beautiful, Alan. Love is like a flower, isn't it? It can also wither and die if left neglected.

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  3. nice...i like love as a seed...and not just for today...sometimes it does take a while...love does win in the end...you know...smiles.

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  4. A beautiful message ~ I love the image as a seed and flowing through deep forgiving scars ~

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  5. Ah, love is a seed...that goes through so many stages. Ultimately love wins. Beautiful...

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  6. All growth is a miracle--especially the growth of love. I like the picture too--I just planted some of these yesterday and hope they survive!

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  7. Love has an ability to move hearts... bring about miracles indeed! Beautiful poem.

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  8. We are blessed to have gardens overflowing with flowers, aren't we?

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  9. What a lovely poem - and blossoming - this is.

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  10. Alan, I really like this. Love indeed DOES flower, and when it does the blooms are positively beautiful!!

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  11. I really like that a seed of love can blossom ~
    By a hidden smile
    By a reaching touch
    Or by an act of kindness.

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  12. Really enjoyed this, especially "love flows through deep forgiving scars" beautiful.

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  13. Alan,

    This is a delightful and slow moving development, of an unfolding situation...How sweet...

    Eileen

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  14. A very beautiful piece Alan! resonates well with the pic

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  15. Love, hope and forgiveness...they are all so intertwined...well said Alan.

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  16. lovely metaphor- love does need to be nurtured.

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  17. I love the way you weave love into a flower. But the line that caught my eye was Love sown randomly. That is so true. Never know when it happens or how. Loved your poem - made me smile.
    Dropping by from Verse First.

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  18. Sometimes planted
    By a hidden smile

    This is a stunning metaphor and you have played it well!

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  19. For hope moves into every whispered heart,
    Whilst the beauty of love gloriously flowers.

    A classic ending, alan! Where there is life there is hope and hope nurtures love. Truly said!

    Hank

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  20. The song I learned to sign is The Rose "Just remember that in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose." has words I love and your thought "Love is a seed" is so true!

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  21. Alan, that ending is so perfect--loved the whole poem, and the ending gave me a huge smile--wonderful! :-)

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  22. great metaphor ... beautiful message and reminder

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