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....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Magpie Tales #54

Magpie Tales

Willow's prompt

Give It Up 

Each day the sun comes out and stays
Maybe one minute, maybe ten
Then fades away.
The clouds are unwavering in their fight to
keep her hidden.
Sometimes gray, sometimes black.
The wind is on the side of the sun.
Pushing shoving to move them to another place.
Sticking little prickles in them trying to drain them of their load.
Get it over with.
Pour out the rain, the snow.
Get it over with.
Can't you see the earth is praying, begging for sunshine.
The people are tired, discouraged.
Winter was long and harsh like a uncaring landlord
not caring there is no work or money coming in.
The earth begs for the sun, to turn things to production again.
The crops, the people themselves need you so bad.

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Reflections said...

Very nice! Love the tug and pull, fighting for the sun... and especially like the ending lines.

Powerful thoughts, deep wishes of so many.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice poetic devices in this one. I especially like the uncaring landlord simile.

Can you imagine how antsy I am getting up here?

Helen said...

There are many of us with the same plea ...... nice write!!

Judy Roney said...

I hope the pleas are heard for sunshine and warmth again. This is such a timely poem.

Kristen Haskell said...

I am amazed at how much the sun effects my mood. I like your shamrocks - I'm a St. Patty's day baby.

Friko said...

Yes please, you are so right. Sun is needed badly, for every bit of life there is.

Kathe W. said...

I am ready! My fingers are itching to dig and plant!

Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful and heartfelt plea!

spacedlaw said...

Ready for spring?
Faith tells it it will come as we scan the ground and trees for evidence.

Trellissimo said...

The earth begs for the sun

At this time of year, it sure does!

Tess Kincaid said...

Like an uncaring landlord. I love that, QMM.

Sue J said...

It sounds like your sick of winter and we are in the middle of a heatwave. Daytime temps of 34-38C and it's not dropping below 24C at night.
Love the way you've expressed it all.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I dream about that sun sticking around for more than 10 min. Lovely said! Thanks for your visit to my blog!