I saw a flower yesterday
clinging to itself
trembling in the dusk cold
swaying with the gusty winds
I could almost hear its wishes
It’s pleas for sunshine
It’s prayers for some showers.
The sun was setting.
Darkness was creeping in fast
and soon the maize plantations rattled
in the strong winds
The iron sheets quite felt the winds too
I could hear them cracking
I wasn’t left out
goosebumps took the better part of my skin
I had to jump in between the sheets
I yearned for warmth
Then, slowly, tap!…
The drops came one after the other
making quite some sweet music right above
slowly the tempo increased
as the music graduated to some nagging noise
that threatened to make the roof cave in
then came my snores, and my dreams.
I decided to take a morning stroll
and as I trudged downhill
I caught a glimpse of my flower
In its full blossom
gleaming in the morning sun
having fun in the heat
enjoying the magnificent rays
loving the warm winds.
It’s petals spread out
for all earth to see it’s beauty
for all eyes to glare at it’s purple petals
for the winds to take away as much pollen
as they may wish.
for the insects to enjoy a nectar delicacy
to their pleasurable fill.
And just as I marveled on
a goat came around
full of blemishes allover
and though it had sweet bleats
It shamelessly ate up the flower
A sad end to such a long journey.