The Daffodil

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris


The Sunday Whirl
Posted by bwarren 04/24/22
Prompt words: color cloud search earth war suffering next forgive reject kill trenches mass


She spoke through clouds
colored red with the mass
suffering of humanity

Her words search those on Earth
whose ears would not reject
the message she had for them

She urged and begged mankind
to leave their war torn trenches
behind as they cleaved her heart

To kill no longer and forgive themselves for their mistreatment
of each other and of Her

When next she spoke
she no longer urged
and she no longer begged

Her fury at being ignored
fractured the seven seas until they
overflowed their sandy shores

She spewed from her molten core
rivers of red hot lava to cover the land
returning it to its pristine wilderness

Her ground shuddered toppling snow-capped mountains opening chasms swallowing vile greed

She blew fearsome cyclonic monsoons
purifying her air of toxins and waste
eradicating pestilence and blight

She cried torrential tears thunder rocked the heavens above as she mourned her many losses

Her breath gentled parting ashes
from one green meadow far below
upon which a single daffodil grew

(Epilogue: The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.)


  1. ~just a thought says:

    Moving poem, and motivating—you’d reminded me that it’s Earth Week. Hope you don’t mind, I linked your work here at Just a Thought, with a few other poets writing in mind of nature

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    1. Most certainly! I am most honored – thank you! 😊

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  2. Thank you so much, happy you enjoyed it! 😊


  3. Ami, I love this. ❤️

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  4. Oh wow. This is totally awesome.

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    1. Thank you so very much my friend! 😊

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