“My Calla Lily Friend”
As I stand here
Caressing you gently
Your pleasant-smelling aroma
Takes me back in time.
To a memory, lost long ago
Full innocence and carefree abandon
Ploughing through the fields
Where I came across you, once before.
I was in awe
Of your unique creation
And held the naive anticipation
That you could be mine forever.
So I took you
Hid you away from your home
Where you quickly wilted away,
Lost your magnificence and passed on.
A heart breaking lesson learnt: my “Calla Lily” friend
That the beauty of nature cannot be removed from its home
As it is a precious gift
For all to treasure, protect and enjoy!
© DebraDML (2015)