Sleepy Blue Flower
Written for our thirteen year old daughter, Thea Grace, on the occasion of her Christmas Poison Ivy.
Dec 24, 2002
Sleepless child, Clenching fingers in the night. Saddened child, Turning frantically against the pain. Can you see the field outside your window? Its tall grass is being tickled by the smile of the moon. The moon smiles on nights like this When the sleepy blue flower tries to stay up late. Look! Breathe softly... The sleepy blue flower is waving all six of its gold trimmed petals. It's yawning shyly, "Are you trying to stay up late too?" The moon likes to humor the sleepy blue flower, But knows how very sleepy flowers can get So late at night. Look! Breathe softly... The grass has made a soft bed. The sleepy blue flower is fast asleep. Dreaming of its friend in the room above. Look... Breathe softly... The moon is smiling.
Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”