An Unlikely Bloom – Inspirational Poetry by Rebekah

My latest poem for the poetry book I am working on. Like most of my nature themed poetry, here we can draw on inspiration from beauty that blooms in unlikely places, knowing we too can bloom in less than perfect conditions. Bloom, and thrive even! Enjoy! xoxo, Rebekah


An Unlikely Bloom


It wasn’t in the garden

It wasn’t with the rest,

It didn’t grow in greenery,

Conditions weren’t the best.

It didn’t have much space to bloom

It didn’t have much light,

Just a concrete jungle

A less than perfect site.

It found a crack in which to bloom

A ray of hope crept in,

And seeped down deep into the dirt

Stirring all within.

A little seed began to sprout

And grow out towards the light,

It pushed its way up through that crack

Rising to new heights.

It grew a little more each day

Until one day it bloomed,

That little seed allowed the light

To transform concrete gloom.

“There is a crack in everything”

As Leonard Cohen said,

And beauty blooms in dirt and cracks-

Not just in well groomed beds.


Copyright Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2018

flower blooming in concrete crack


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5 Responses to An Unlikely Bloom – Inspirational Poetry by Rebekah

  1. What a delightful poem Bekah, it really touched me, and the picture is just perfect! Did you take that somewhere around your home? I look forward to reading your poems each Friday. Keep them coming! 🙂

    • Rebekah Ann Stephenson (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you dear friend <3 . No, the image isn’t from around here. But inspired by a flower growing in a crack in my sidewalk here. I’m so glad you loved this poem! I just posted this weeks…

  2. Dara says:

    This is beautiful, Bekah! I’m enjoying having an opportunity to catch up on your site.

    • Rebekah Ann Stephenson (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you dear Dara! I am so glad you like. I haven’t been writing on my site much. Just recently I got back to doing a once a week poem as a micro movement to get back to blogging. Thank you for stopping by <3

  3. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful! So very, very true!!!