A Poem by Sharon Dunn

close up shot of a pot marigold flower
Flower My Universe

I have always been a flower never allowed to bloom.

I have kept my scent from the bees and the breeze.

I have learned to hang low and keep my petals tightly closed.

 I have confused myself for grass, waiting to be stepped on and cut.

What kind of flower am I?

I hesitated to ask myself.

For the first time I questioned my existence. When I found answers in my leaves I shed my tears with the clouds.

I let them soak in my roots and remind me of the strength in my stem.

I stood tall overlooking the blades of grass and surrendered to the Sun.

Slowly but surely I gracefully unfold under the sky.

Today I bloom and share colors the world has yet to see.

I know now I am the kind of flower that resembles them all.

The kind of flower that dances with the Wind and grows in the dark.

Tonight I will even Blossom under the moon.


My name is Sharon Dunn I am a mother, creative writer, artist and student of life. I aspire to bridge the gap between the spiritual and material world. I believe the best way to do that is through our relationship with nature. Most of my work is centered around the universe and how we come together in the natural order of things. Besides writing, I also love reading and one of my favorite places is the library. The first two books I fell in love with were Green eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. My favorite writers are Charles Bukowski, Gena Showalter, and Miguel Ruiz. I am looking forward to continuing to introduce you into my world of imagination and spiritual realism. We did it!

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