By Melissa McLaughlin
A seed is fallen, takes root, lifts her tiny arms
A sunflower is born
The sun warms her depths
Up from the earth, the rain pulses through her
Drawing strength from the Creator’s touch planted deep within
Growing, reaching, stretching toward the golden Sunlight
Strong now, steady, tall and mighty among all
Waiting to shine more of herself
Heavy with seeds of new life, new hope, new harvest
She bows her head, offering all that’s left of the life within to the ones who come behind
What once was one, is now many
The wind blows again and she bows her head lower still
A bright yellow star has fallen
With the bowing of her head
A new seed poised
A new dream ready
A new life given
The Creator knew
In His hands
All Photos © Melissa McLaughlin
Moon Song – Poem By Melissa McLaughlin
Wow! Your poem caused me to feel such a connection of empathy for the sunflower! Wonderful use of personification! I felt sorrow/grief over the passing of the beautiful sunflower. 🙁 🙂 <3
I appreciate your kind feedback! You are right, it was just a sunflower, but at the same time so much more. I’m glad you felt that!
Melissa, your words brought me through the ups and downs of growth, His glory awaits. This poem is timely as my family is struggling right now. Thank you. May God continue to bless your obedient pen🖋
Ahh, Julie, thank you. May God sustain you as you wait and may the waiting in Him bless your written ministry with new lessons and joy!
Thank you so much!
Have you heard of Lara Casey’s book CULTIVATE? This book brings out many life truths from gardening. I think you would enjoy it! Such beautiful imagery in this poem.
I have not heard of it, but will put it on my “future reads” list! Thank you for sharing! God bless you and your precious little ones this day. Just smiling thinking of all of you.