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Author Name: FreeFirestoneFeinberg 7 Comments
Date Added: November 28, 2013 13:11:50 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Loose the light upon the lawn and

Loose the light upon the lawn and
Let the tulips and asparagus
Thrive.  Long ago when all was gone
There were lilacs up near Sponder's.

I know because I picked them for
My mother.  She loved them.  But she
Died before many seasons had passed,
And then flowers and apple-trees

Had less meaning and so did just
About everything else.  A farmer
I was not.  Yet once I did steal
Sunflower seeds.  And I planted

Them.  Big yellow sunflowers 
Bloomed in the lawn.  I confessed.
My mother took me to the store I stole
Them from.  She paid.  I apologized. 

Loose the light upon the lawn and
Let the tulips and asparagus
Thrive.  Long ago I planted flowers
And vegetables.  They all had seeds.

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Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on December 25, 2013 07:31:20 AM Report
The feeling you've created here pervades my being and once again Mama is planting seeds that she fully expects to produce a respectable harvest. As you say, just about everything has less meaning without her. Still, I plant some, hoping I'm doing it right. You really opened an unexpected door for me.  Well done. ML
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on December 9, 2013 02:00:23 PM Report
If stealing sun flower seeds was the worst mischief you were up to as a kid, you were a saint...hee hee...len
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 5, 2013 11:21:11 AM Report
Oh I do love sunflowers one of my favorite flowers this is such a heart warming poem I so enjoyed.  To plant seeds and watch them grow is such fun I love my plants I have on my patio and around my house they give us such warmth and happiness!! Love ~ India 
Comment By: FreeAeon Onopka on November 30, 2013 08:48:49 PM Report
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 29, 2013 05:17:08 AM Report

Ahhhhhhhh. That is me sighing on such a piece of tender words and wondrous meaning... I love your writes you know. For they hold such depth to them. Such feeling that seeps deep within my soul.. So sorry for the loss of your mother. I do know loss, never easy, but one thing we do carry within us is the memories... And that is a great thing, as is this piece.


Well done kind sir.. Well done!


Much love,

Moonie xo

Comment By: Freeleahlopez on November 28, 2013 06:21:14 PM Report

Emotional write. Sorry for the loss of your ma'



Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on November 28, 2013 04:57:22 PM Report
what a wonderful nostalgic piece, melancholy about the fragility and uncertainty of life in losing your Mom, but the piece seems wishfully thankful for the seeds she sowed. Beautiful flowers to sustain your soul, and vegetables to sustain your body.. And the metaphor of renewal of life that sustains us all. You must buy some seeds for Lucas and grow them with him when he's old enough to enjoy them... Beautiful David, just beautiful! 


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