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