Classical Jazz '05



His Flower

His Flower

 The clock strikes 2:32,


And I glance out my window as I always tend to do.

He’s there again, that little old man

With a smile on his face and a flower in his hand.

His wrinkly features are worn and bare,

And the ring on his left hand is no longer a pair.

He approaches his table at the outdoor café,

And on the chair across from him, the flower he lays.

He orders a coffee and a tea,

One he will drink, the other he leaves.

He observes others as they pass by,

With a longing look and a twinkle in his eye.

Across the way was a little ice cream shop,

A boy emerged with an apron on and a hat on top.

The boy lovingly glanced at the bakery next door,

Where a young girl resided sweeping the floor.

Her hair, long, was tied on each side,

She looked at him kindly and smiled wide.

The old man blinks and gives a downcast glance,

And continues to wait, now awaken from his trance.

I asked him once, “What do you wait for?”

He told me, “I wait for the girl from the store.”

If you talk to him his eyes become hazy,

He’ll hand you his flower and tell you about Daisy.




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Artist: Elizabeth Bove
School: North Allegheny
This work was inspired by my grandparents, and Disney's UP.


Teresa Curry from: North Allegheny - posted: October 19, 2012
This is just plain CUTE. I could see where it was about the Disney movie and I could guess where you put in the parts that were more like your grandparents. I really loved it!!!!!!!

Crista Cebulski from: North Allegheny - posted: October 19, 2012
I love how it is a poem and you managed to rhyme the lines.  It's very creative and I would never be able to write something like that.

Caitlin Dittrich from: North Allegheny - posted: October 19, 2012
I liked that it rhymed throughout the story. That was a good idea. It's really good!

Kelsie Carr from: North Allegheny - posted: October 19, 2012
This is the one of the cutest poems I have ever read. It flows perfectly and I feel so bad for that old man. This was really good.

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