Flower Cover

Flower Cover …


Is a vacuum really nothingness?

The true beginning that we will see

A planted seed with subsequence

A conception new, no flaws and free


But, like a cloud encased by shadow

the darkness seeks to choke the light

With ignorance such darkness shows

And corrupts the world with night


But light, though infinitesimal, flowers,

A brilliant flight from the tunnel grows

Unstained and teeming with power

upon the earth it shines and soughs


With seeds unleashed upon the plains

From darkness, it begins to show.

Petals like eyelids open through strain

Synaptic bursts surging to-and-fro


Raw emotions grow and correlate

Like rain with tears, and joy to sun

With time the body maturates

And blossoms, but not everyone


Not every sapling is bound to ascend

Not all will kiss the sun up close.

Not all will rake the ocean’s end

Not all will hail the heaven’s host


Those young allowed to grow and spread

Will grant soon the shade and food to grow

their tree branch cover from overhead

Will protect all those who live below


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Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

7 thoughts on “Flower Cover

  • November 18, 2021 at 7:28 AM

    Thought provoking poetry Paul. Good stuff, very good stuff. Very much enjoyed… Hope all is well…

    • November 18, 2021 at 8:43 AM

      Thanks Kurt. Appreciate the comment. Good to hear from you again.. All is well on my end. Hope all is well on your end as well

    • November 21, 2021 at 7:56 PM

      No problem John. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • November 22, 2021 at 2:25 PM

    Looking deeply into “Growing” and its subtle aspects. This was the pathway I found through your Poem : Flower Cover. (as this work appeared to me…!?) Enjoyed it. “Those young allowed to grow and spread” For sure…you said it excellently. All…Growth is a narrow passageway…when one steps back and looks at it from a distance…and studies “Growth”. I will read this one many more times!

    • November 24, 2021 at 7:20 AM

      Thank you so much. This is what I love about writing, everyone can come to their own conclusions about your writing. I sometimes try to leave things open to interpretation I love hearing everyone’s point of view. I’m glad you enjoyed this. Appreciate your comments.

  • December 6, 2021 at 7:27 AM

    Well-crafted and enjoyable poetry. If my last comment was about your long line poems this comment is about how you created some perfect quatrain. Jamie


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