your DNA is wild
of your inner child
you may pass some challenging phases
although people don’t want you
to grow in certain places
so grow through concrete
in the middle of the street
grow in a litter bin
grow from dirt
grow in different directions
grow with imperfections
because your roots are strong
and you aim up high
until you reach the sky
so grow in every angle you want to
because there’s a wildflower in you.
It’s like the sun is in me.
feeling warm and free.
When I am with you I start living, and find the person that I need to be.
A wildflower bloomed
On the edge of a path.
One scarce of flora,
So I bent down to ask.
"How did you flourish
In soil so lorn?"
Her reply was brief,
But it carried no scorn.
"Oh yes, it's quite odd
To have sprouted here alone,"
Said the gypsy flower,
Amongst gravel and stone.
She walks a path with one eye open
She follows a path with one eye closed
Connecting the strings that float around
Squirming on their silk
She crawls underneath them
Un-wanting to not disturb the dance
Until she smells the wildflowers.
The other eye closes
Still crawling the path
The bugs have warn it down enough
To follow with her hands and nose.
When she felt the wildflowers on her face
She opened that eye
Excitedly she pealed open the other.
When she heard nothing
She was amazed
In the distance she could see waves crashing through the wildflowers
Once again her world was absent of light.
This time she held her breath.
She laid in those wildflowers
For a long time.
So long her fingers and toes sprouted roots pulling her deep inside the soil,
Inspired by Wild Flower, this is Fiona's re-imagined version, 1 of 2.
You were mine,
Sprout up in the most unlikely of places,
Peaking yellow and green through the copper chipped bricks,
You spread out, wrapped around my hand,
we grew together.
Iridescent - reflecting each other.
Until - your grip loosened,
I watched your colour fade -
Now waned, wilted, worn.
I tried to love you back to life -
Though I don't know you anymore.
all colours fade when exposed to direct sunlight
moon soaked and citrine
with pale paper skin,
smooth palms open toward the sky
and from her desert-kissed lips
spill wildflower prayers.
She knows she is but
a fleeting impression
against the canvas of the night
so she betrays all her silver secrets
to the all too eager wind
who whisks them away
to some dusky autumnal den.
As soon as we are born
We’re judged by the size of our bodies
We are told to fit in
So we may as well settle in
But self-doubt is like a declaration of war
Once we adhere to society’s norms
Within our own flesh
Self-doubt creeps in
And strangles self-love in its sleep
There is turmoil beneath my skin
I no longer want a touch of hatred
Upon my flawed skin
I want to love myself
Without feeling delusional
I want to be like wildflowers
They don't care where they grow
And the flowers that I know
In the fields where I grew
Were content to be lost in the crowd
I intend to grow
With or without water
With or without sunlight
And raise above cracks of the earth in a sunbeam
I will flourish
In the way
I’ve always supposed to
The wildflower is a figment of my own imagination
I wish I could say that
I am to become one
To have the ability
Even under the harshest of conditions
Leaving my old self behind
Blooming out of nowhere
In a land far from the madding crowd
But it is never that simple
This is a war I intend on winning
I will not let self-doubt
Limit my potential
And get away with destroying all that I cherish
I will change and so the parts of me
That I lose
Will always find a way to grow back
I may bend and break
But we don’t always heal
Healing requires time, and time is fickle
Pieces of me that were once dismantled
Begins to unite themselves
Inside my skeleton
My failures haunt me from dusk till dawn
Yet I fend them off as often as I can
P.S. I can’t allow my past to swallow me whole
You smell like home
Alluring me to let go
Of all the sins
To mingle in shrine
Chance to blossom again
A wildflower midst of roses
Transitioning into love play
Forgetting the pain
Schlepping him to her
Of eternal love