Saturday, March 31, 2012

Between Sisters

Photo by Laura Hegfield

We grew despite the floods.
We grew despite the drought.
We grew in times of plenty
and in the times we did without.

We grew despite the soil,
rocky at its best.
Weeds amongst the flowers,
but we bloomed nonetheless.

For the Photo Challenge at Real Toads

24 comments:

Heaven said...

Tough women...I like this MZ ~

Fireblossom said...

Are you going to show her what you wrote? I bet she would love to read it.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific as always, MZ!

Mary said...

There are few relationships stronger than SISTERS! Love this poem.

Lolamouse said...

Beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...lovely MZ...and lyrical as well...i like...

hedgewitch said...

Some of my favorite flowers are weeds--this is almost like a song I ought to remember.

Kerry O'Connor said...

One perfect blossom: one perfect poem.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I like it. Full of hope and determination.

Dave King said...

Wonderful. A little gem of a poem.

ayala said...

Beautiful !

Brendan said...

Not quite the roseate duo of "Sisters" from "White Christmas" but more enduring. Blood is blood through love and mud. Enduring through whatever, even what we can't. Nice. - Brendan

Enigmatic Soul said...

Wow. Struggles, endurance, companionship - the essence of your poem. I loved it. :)

Claudia said...

ha nice...love the survival spirit in this..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and sad expression of female perseverance, pressing on and pressing together.

My favorite:
"Weeds amongst the flowers,
but we bloomed nonetheless"

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Karen said...

The special kinship of sisters. Lovely.

Fred Rutherford said...

Terrific use of repetition in the first stanza and the departure from in the last three lines. we bloomed nonetheless- Amazing how you captured the feeling of overcoming diversity in only two stanzas, but you did do just that, and a fantastic job at that. Thanks

Manicddaily said...

Like a lovely song. K.

Mary Mansfield said...

Really enjoyed this, reminded me of my sister!

Hannah said...

Oh, this is written with such knowing in its voice. Such a beautiful rendering of relationship and times.

Susie Clevenger said...

Whether flower or woman we bloom no matter what we face...nice work!

Laura said...

beautiful! I'm so enjoying everyone's responses to my photos!

Herotomost said...

A tribute to strenghth and resolve...great stuff.

Ella said...

This was amazing! I loved it~