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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    The Sunflowers

    by David Knape

    Even the sunflowers
    cannot bear this oppressive heat
    their leaves fade to brown
    turning crisp and crinkly
    their stalks yellowed
    brittle to the touch

    they hang their heads
    like sad sinners
    sorry for the sin
    of losing life
    of giving up

    starved for water
    they lean like weary soldiers
    holding up their comrades
    in somber retreat

    the heat
    wears down resolve
    drains all strength
    and leaves hope
    weary in
    the stifling stillness

    wait then
    heads bowed like sunflowers
    wait for late September
    when finally the air
    will hold a hint of cooness
    a promise of rain

    wait like these
    patiently in place
    for an end to this
    everlasting drought.


    © d.knape
    August 4, 2012

    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape

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