I will plant daffodils here if you want.

I will plant daffodils here if you want.

A Poem by Relic

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 I will plant daffodils here like you wanted.
And when they've grown from the ground
and blossomed with life; 
when sunlight from God feeds them 
with warmth from a penny-colored sun,
I'll see them exist,
cheerful in yellow smiles and stiff collars.

But I will feel no delight 
nor contentment.
Nor will I happily float away as fulfilled 
as a hummingbird or bee.

I'll plod away instead, 
never expecting messages from the dead,
while holding a perpetual resentment at God
for keeping resurrection to himself. 




© 2018 Relic



Author's Note

Relic
Some wounds never heal. :(

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But I will feel no delight or contentment.
Nor will I happily float away as fulfilled
as the hummingbird or bee.

You have put words to my greatest sorrow and regret. I buy loads of flowers and incense to place on my loved ones'graves with such a heavy heart knowing it won't ever bring them back.

This poem is so sad yet as beautiful as those daffodils...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic

4 Months Ago

Thanks so much DIVYA. :)
DIVYA

4 Months Ago

You are most welcome :)
I love the anticipation I feel whenever I see something new from you! Your words make this reader swallow hard...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much Kelly. You know I appreciate it. :D
I thought this poem was headed one way and then it turned around... and I really like poems that do that. The idea that beauty can be recognized but not truly felt as a result of grief is incredibly sad. But sometimes life is just sad, and it would be a disservice to the world to leave sadness unspoken of.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic

4 Months Ago

Nicely said. Thanks you. :)
As poignant an expression of grief as I have seen on this site. The imagery of the cheerful daffodils in their stiff collars is exquisite, and you can almost feel the speaker's bitter pain in the work's last words. Very well done piece.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Relic

4 Months Ago

I appreciate your review, thank you. :)

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