Flower Pickin'

Flower Pickin'

A Poem by Pete

The world laughs in flowers. - Thoreau

Picking Flowers Jigsaw Puzzle by Pierre-auguste Renoir - Pixels

the other day
we went flower pickin'
me trying to be brave and you a vested chicken
it mattered not that the clock was tickin'
you bent down and i reached high
you got a gasp and i got a sigh
your's had an axil and mine had stem
mine spoke passion and your's mayhem
you put your's in a vase, i put mine in your heart
i wanted love and you desired art
"she loves me", i said as i pulled out another petal
water and soil can be heavy as well as musical metal
mine were new and your's were old
your's kept secrets and mine always told
your flower wilted and mine thrived
now i know how to keep us alive

tomorrow's green
today is grey
all that matters is that we both know the way
hold my hand as we look for more
don't worry, someone will hold open fertile soil's door
you pick the ones that you feel are bright
i'll pick the ones that i know are right
blooms always open at just the right height
the sun admonishes and the moon warns
truth always grows amidst doubt's sharp thorns
it doesn't matter what the ground has to say
the heavier the bloom the greater the sway
hearts of doubt, feet of clay
the best ones grow down by the bay
all we have to do is follow the spray
you got lost but i knew the way
together we made a colorful bouquet
when we went flower pickin'
the other day


© 2023 Pete

Author's Note

"He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers." - Thoreau

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Added on May 26, 2023
Last Updated on May 26, 2023



Boston, MA

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