Last year around this time I was cranking out some serious poetry. This year it seems I just stare at the screen. That can be quite frustrating. So forgive me if today’s post seems labored, because it somewhat was. However, as is usual, once I get started it seems some goodness always comes from it. So I hope you enjoy “Daffodil.”



I don’t like it when creativity will not come

I sit here staring at a blank, white screen

Having thousands of things to say

That all seem to mean nothing at all

I think too much

I wonder what difference will it all make

Unfortunately it seems the answer is always the same




But can that be true?
Can a pebble be thrown into the sea

And not a ripple be made?
Can a butterfly flap it’s wings

And it not be felt far, far away?
Or is that even what I am here for anyway

To make some sort of major upheaval

Maybe I am a daffodil

I come forth quietly on the waves of warm sun

I spring forth for a time

I show forth beauty

I cause someone I don’t even know to smile

I’ve fulfilled my worthwhile

Then I go back into the earth to replenish the next


I have touched


I am a part


Of Eternity



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Yes. I think that sums it up. 😃 I agree, one person, another, it’s enough, and I suppose that if there is a ripple it travels through people. Your work always makes me think and wonder. We can’t know the sum of consequences of our actions, and maybe it doesn’t matter, it is as you said.

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  2. Thanks so much Steve. I am beginning to think the only thing that does matter is if we learned how to love the ones in front of us, the ones that cross our paths. Hopefully that isn’t too deep into the philosophical realm on a Saturday morning 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. ZurkPoetry says:

    Wow, I know that feeling, being somewhat in the same boat, my poems recently stopped for a while, it’s good to be bringing them out again. Very much enjoyed your look at how even a small action can have a great impact.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it. And keep up that writing because it does make a difference.

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