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
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! 🙂
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…
This is beautiful, Bekah! I’m enjoying having an opportunity to catch up on your site.
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
Absolutely beautiful! So very, very true!!!