Flower Dream

A flower dreamed it grew great wings
to lift itself out from the ground
and fly beyond the garden fence
to know the world as birds would do
the air within its petals fresh
its lengthy leaves held wide to soar
wherever wind and whim would go
at times climbing over clouds
to sneak a glimpse of budding stars
and wonder what it's like out there
if other worlds let flowers rise
not like Earth when wide awake
where freedom is how far you budge
and roots remind you're here to stay
beside the mailbox and some rocks
fortunate to watch birds play
and bid them well when they escape
the season sending life to sleep
until spring will seed what seems
with fertile visions sprouting dreams.

Flower Dream © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2721741-Dove-Orchid-or-Holy-Spirit-Orchid--Flower-o-noguest
Submitted: April 14, 2019

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