Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A little poem . . .

I'm going through my writing folders getting ready for my writing retreat this week . . . here's a little poem I'd written in 2009 playing with Peter, Paul, & Mary's "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."

Where the Flowers Have Gone

The flowers that adorned the hill
were gathered and braided
by young maidens with care
who gave them as tokens
to handsome young beaus
as they marched off to war
when duty called.
The soldiers fought hard to defeat the foe.
Too many though
forever rest beneath
earth's velvet blanket,
now bathed in Nature's tears
which make the flowers grow
that cover the hill
on which the maidens gather and braid them.

(c)2009 teddi lynn