Poetry

April Newsletter Poetry Corner: Red Impatiens Wait for Me

Red Impatiens Wait for Me

by Jody Bailey Day

 

The red impatiens shriveled up today

And all but gave up hope

That I’d remember.

 

Their leaves clung bravely to the stalk

And hopeful buds strained

flowersTo hold their color.

 

When I finally saw their thirsty faces

And knew that they were

Near a drying end,

 

I left the sustenance of squash and

The needy green tomatoes

For the water hose.

 

The sweet red maidens will give to me

Another day or two of glory

For my eyes

 

And while I tend the required food

In the square kitchen garden

I’ll remember

 

 

Used by permission Christian Devotions Ministry

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