Peaceful Protest

Today, I woke to daisies,
their childish sunny faces

embroidered in the buzz cut
of yesterday’s mown grass.

Escaping from the tendrils
of untamed honeysuckle,

an anarchy of roses,
peaceful and perfumed,

dew-washed and breeze-
blown, outside a writer’s room.

Nature bears no banners
scrawled with hateful phrases,

she demonstrates her power
with branch, thorn and flower.

Kim M. Russell, 14th June 2020

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A poem for Poets and Storytellers United Writers’ Pantry

43 thoughts on “Peaceful Protest

  1. Flower power! Takes me back a few years to an image indelibly printed in my mind: A young hippie places a daisy in the muzzle of a soldier’s gun.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful in its use of language, depth and wisdom, Kim! Especially love; “Nature bears no banners scrawled with hateful phrases.” Yes! 💝💝

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  3. Nature is the best at showing us the power of balance. The same goes for your words. I love the contrast that brews to mind after reading of daisies decorating a chopped lawn, and the striking images the words “anarchy” and “roses” birth when they dance together.

    I can practically hear the daisies… giggling.

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