springtime flowers – a poem

winter turns into spring


slowly and then all one at once

so sudden you wonder

when all those flowers had time to grow

under the frozen ground?

but here they are

in full bloom

in a matter of minutes

or at least that’s what it seems like from the


what you didn’t see

is they way they fought

through ice – for months,

their will to survive

causing them to bloom.

that pretty head you see?

the one with the yellow petals?

that is only the tip of their existence

you can appreciate their beauty for

what they are today

you forget the struggle

of what they endured

to grow.



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