The Flower Child: A Poem I Wrote 22 Years Ago

I recently came across this poem that I wrote when I was a freshman in high school – May 14, 1990 to be exact.  Just thought I’d share it.


The Flower Child

A child is a flower

That opens up to bloom

Just like a little seed

Still in its mother’s womb.

As time goes on it ages

Each petal is a year

Hoping to cling fast to

The love that’s held most dear.

The petals start to break off

As the child drifts away

While wishing it re-flowers

And blooms again one day.


I got an A minus.







2 responses to “The Flower Child: A Poem I Wrote 22 Years Ago”

  1. Rachel Kremen Avatar
    Rachel Kremen

    I really like that poem. It reminds me of a phrase they teach us at Son Rise, regarding special needs kids: “The only difference between a flower and a weed, is a judgement.”

  2. JDaniel4's Mom Avatar

    What a beautiful poem! I think you deserved a full A.

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