i want to be

i want to be

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by ohmuller8
the rain dressed the garden
in an iridescent outfit fit for the ball
last night
the flowers woke up
ready to dance the night away
but the palms were still
they knew the thrill was gone
ground to mere dust
the streets were empty
and faces were masked
corona spilled into our world
like a bitter kiss 
yet the stars still sparkled
and the flowers still danced
i want to be a flower

© 2020 Lydia Shutter


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So true! So true! Living in the wilderness, I see the "other side" to the covid coin -- the one where nobody wears protection becuz we are free spirits & we'll keep our distance, mostly (but sometimes we forget) -- kinda like the birds & the bees. I love how your poem ends in a burst of longing for this life of nature where critters have no idea what the human covid issue might be! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much, Margie. After 8 months of the pandemic and many more to come, I think many are.. read more



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Despite the current gloom, fear not for it is mere temporal, soon the sun shall be bright again, take inspiration from the flowers, their dance is a symbol that less restrictive times lie ahead..

Beautifully uplifting my friend!

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Lydia Shutter

4 Days Ago

Thanks so much, Tom. We have to remember this is not forever. LydI**
Ah, this poem is beautiful, I really like the details and the fact it was a ball. You always have beautiful pictures as well. Tyfs

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Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago

Glad you appreciated the artwork too. I love finding just the right artwork to complement my words... read more
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Pity only us and the poor old mink who are now be culled in their thousands across Europe, a mutant strain of Covid having been found to be infecting them.
Hi Lydia, hope you are well.



Posted 6 Days Ago


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Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago

Hi Gee, all is well here. Hope you are well too. I had not heard about Covid effecting the minks. .. read more
Love it love it love it!!!! Thank god for the stars Lydia we need all the starlight we cam get these days:)

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

You know it, Robert. Thanks for the review. Lydi**
I love that art work at the top of your poem, reminds me of a flower I saw once growing out of the concrete
in the alley way of a Brooklyn high rise.... how beauty can be found even in the harshest conditions.... human desire, found in an imaginative mind can give root to flowers in the concrete or flowers amidst a pandemic... and I would think that creative minds could see the flowers within social consciousness and responsibility to each other over the self centered "I have the right to"....

Lydi, your poem has the twinkle of stars shining and flowers growing with the "niceness" of hope....

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Always happy to get a "nice" review from you, my friend. Glad you enjoyed the artwork too. Surreal.. read more
The plague continues with us, and this offering is a reflection of that fact. The streets are empty, the faces masked. More importantly, though, the stars still sparkle and the flowers still dance. They will continue to do so long after corona is but a memory.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Of course they will...and we have to hold onto that, John. Thank you for the review. Lydi**
And the world keeps turning and life still buds doesn’t it? It seems so sad to know that if we die we are just a number and not a flower and I too want to be a flower. A very nice piece and I enjoyed the read.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Thanks so much, Patricia. Lydi**
Oh Lydi! An admirable choice, but why be a flower when you're already a star? 😊
Such a beautiful perspective to take when all around us is beauty that for most acts only as passing scenery flitting by as our own internal worries consume such beauty when it/ we need it most of all.
Okay, my turn... I want to be a Panda, who learns some tricks from the planet of the apes fellas, just so as people are gawping at me piddling on a tree, I can look them straight in the eye and say " Can you help me get this costume head off please, its stuck 😂

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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Lorry, you never fail, do you? There is a huge smile on my face. Thanks for this great review....a.. read more
I agree dear Lydia.
"yet the stars still sparkled
and the flowers still danced
i want to be a flower"
I love the above lines. I bought board games for the grandchildren and in the warm days. We had beach days and mini-golf days. We will overcome this. Thank you for sharing the amazing and the strong words.
Coyote

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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

You are a good grandpa! Yes, we will get through this, but it is not easy. Thanks so much, John. .. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

I try to be. Hard world for the children and you are welcome dear Lydia.
dearest Lydi.... so far it seems that Nature still
lives freely... the Moon and Stars still shine and the
flowers bloom. We do feel like a flower when we walk in our own yard
and breathe the air that Birds breathe... but then they can fly high and above the mystery of the Virus... Love the beginning of your poem.
It rather reminds me of Cinderella dressed for the Ball... but then at Midnight
the spell would be broken. Now we are searching for the proper "Fit" for the
Virus that will be a Vaccine... one fits all. Lovely poetry full of Hope on the Horizon.
Absolutely a Work of Art from the Heart... delicate as a Rose. gently, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Indeed, nature lives freely. Your review is so poetic, Pat. Hope is definitely on the horizon! Th.. read more

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