The Sunflower


As the tiny sunflower seed enters the soft, moist soil, the shell which holds the seed that grows into the beautiful bloom starts to absorb moisture from the surrounding dirt. Soon the shell, which is striped or jet black, cracks open and new life begins to sprout from the soil. As the sunflower grows, the leaves reach and whirl towards the heavens. And, as the leaves get bigger and bigger, reaching towards the sky, they spread their gentle shade onto the ground. Soon, the flower bud emerges and gets bigger and firmer, reaching towards the sky. The delicate petals, soft as lips and as fragrant as the summer's breeze, attract many creatures. Bees, ants, wasps, mice, wolves, racoons, squirrels, and even worms! The sunflowers share their beauty with each other. And, when they don't face the sun, they face each other shining their light together.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A friend of mine and I co-wrote this prose poem. We both found the piece very inspirational, so I asked him if I could post it here. He said yes, I had his full permission to post this prose poem.

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