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Give and Take



As the rosebud slowly opens

In the warm rays of the sun

She proudly displays

To the admiring gaze

Of everyone looking on


But the kindly sun who gave her life

Is the self-same sun to cause her death

And her rich colour wanes

While he sucks dry her veins

Until she exhales her last breath


Β©DGA 23 January 2012 07:06

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

32 thoughts on “Give and Take

  1. But she can live on as pot pourri πŸ™‚


  2. Awww, so sad, the little sunflower – but her seeds make sure she lives again to see another sun!


  3. Is it possible that what gives us life could be the same thing that takes it away from us?


    • I think everything in life is a circle, Inzwakazi. The earth circles the sun. The moon circles the earth. The seasons come over and over again in turn, as do day and night, life and death…


  4. Sounds similar to the human body … as it withers on the vine of life.

    Blessings – Maxi


  5. And such is the circle of life…beautiful poem Denise


  6. Starling end,. I didn’t see this one coming. Everything does indeed have its cycle.


  7. The circle of life . . . led by the sun. πŸ˜€


  8. ‘live and die by the sword’ πŸ™‚ Good one adeeyoyo – sad but true.


  9. Yes, it’s true if we live by the sword we die by the sword…But, isn’t it beautiful knowing that when we die by the sun…we can live forever…in the Son.


  10. Strangely enough, I read this morning

    “If you think you can have good without evil,
    right without wrong, order without chaos,
    you understand nothing
    about the laws of the universe.
    You cannot have Heaven without Earth.”

    – ChuangTzu


    • Wow!!! I like that and I think balance throughout everything is necessary – for now anyway, but it needs a lot of thought… would Earth then equate with Hell? There are some who think that…


  11. I love Chuang Tzu’s thought. A great course of inspiration.


  12. I like the giant sun flowers. They command the garden with their stature and stand defiantly against their inevitable demise.


  13. That’s how life is.. to live and die.. but its up to us as to what we make of it in the middle.


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