Tag: sunflowers

  • Poem for Peace

    Poem for Peace

    Having read a wonderful poetic tribute of Ukrainian courage and leadership – “Hats Off to President Zelenskyy“, written by my friend Cindy Georgakas – which also rightfully condemns Russian President Putin as a war criminal, I thought that I’d share this short poem which I wrote recently…

    A sunflower for sharing
    Our hearts through words and caring
    To speak aloud
    Above the crowd
    With peace to guide our bearing

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem of Dreaming

    Poem of Dreaming

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Some may say she’s perfect
    She’ll tell you otherwise
    Aware that she has faults
    There’s no need for disguise

    Her shy smile and brown eyes
    Each melt my heart away
    Plus, an inner beauty
    She’s more than just okay

    The time to share is now
    While in the Spring of life
    And were my wish fulfilled
    Come Fall, she’d be my wife

    Yes, I know I’m dreaming
    Though hope to see the light
    Thinking of her daily
    And wanting what feels right

    Of course, a few things would need to change. For starters, it certainly would be nice if she’d remove my name from being blacklisted on her site at WordPress. It would also be charitable if my emails were no longer filtered into her trash bin. And, on occasion, she could use Twitter to read some of the messages & comments I’ve left for her. Perhaps, as an act of goodwill, she might like a single post on my web site…sometime. Lastly, if she would refrain from associating my name with the term ‘devil’ – I think that would be helpful, too. Barring these few exceptions, the future looks bright!!!

    Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


  • Poem: Two Hearts

    Poem: Two Hearts

    She found her heart one day beneath an old sweater
    That was lost in the attic of her yesteryear
    Collecting dust of memories long forgotten
    She took it back for want of love that she found pure

    Across the sea
    4000 miles
    Another heart did beat

    In a young man
    Whose love for her
    Would make their lives complete

    Together they would rule the world
    Two hearts, one love intwined
    To share this blessing they have found
    Heaven on earth, defined

    Holding hands in the park
    sipping wine after dark
    They were married last spring

    Now, they live happily by the ocean in a unique home which he built out of several shipping containers. She’s a thriving romance novelist, writing from her office which opens to a courtyard garden, in the center of their house. Together, they share stories in real time – a day in the lives of two dreamers who took a chance to embrace true love.

    The best is yet to come. Believe.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins



    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem of Courage

    Poem of Courage

    After reading a friend’s writing, “The Hell’s Barge Self” – an inspiring account of ones fighting spirit to cherish life through surgery and not succumb to agents of evil – I wrote this poem in response…

    Facing the faces of many
    Disparaging people unkind
    A warrior of courage with faith
    Evil cast away – out of mind.

    Drifting on boat through a dark hell
    Operating to fight disease
    Veiled voices behind a curtain
    A lesson learned – not to appease.

    Emerging stronger than before
    Precious life held close to her heart
    Eyes opened look forward with hope
    Living life anew – a fresh start.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • The Best Is Yet To Come

    The Best Is Yet To Come

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  • Summer Sunflower

    Summer Sunflower

    Summer is here and that means it’s time to enjoy sunflowers! Simply visit my galleries at Redbubble, Society 6 and Zazzle to discover a multitude of fine items featuring this sunflower. Items such as these…

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