Pansies MAG

September 13, 2010
By Andrea Mills BRONZE, Moline, Illinois
Andrea Mills BRONZE, Moline, Illinois
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Smiling and blinking at the afternoon sun,
Overlooking a shimmering waterfall,
The water cascading over cool wet stones
The pansies look on with laughter

My grandmother, Memo, lies in her bed
A pansy plant by her side,
They are her favorite plants
She loves the colorful blooms

But pansies wilt quickly, as did she,
Surrendering all her beauty,
At the end she was smiling still
Because those pansies could still make her laugh

Now, as I stare at them,
Blinking and giggling,
I smile and feel her here
Enjoying her pansies just as she always did,
Surprising them with a smile.



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on Aug. 20 2011 at 1:23 pm
AlwaysAntlers SILVER, Kingsport, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
“Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.”
― Charles de Lint, (from his book,The Blue Girl)

This is great!! It's so sad, but i love the last stanza!




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