Aufie Zophy

Gold Star - 8,710 Points (18 October 1964)

Little Purple Flower - Poem by Aufie Zophy

I am a little purple flower
My petals so extremely small
I 've stood in the grass for many an hour
Enjoying a breeze most of all

But, oh, what happened to my peers!
Just yesterday, it moved me to tears
While the children of John were playing their game
My peers were trampled to death, what a shame

When just before that, some bigger flowers were damaged
The children were scolded badly by John
But when my brothers were ravaged
It was noticed, sadly, by none

Today, however, I had a reason to smile
A nerd, or so he must be
Looked at this little purplish flower, a while
And took a picture of me

Even if tomorrow, to the worst of my fears
I have to die, as yesterday my peers
I will do so happily
since someone has seen the beauty in me.

Aufie Zophy,
8 May,2010, Bachok

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Comments about Little Purple Flower by Aufie Zophy

  • Khaled Ehtesham Khaled Ehtesham (5/28/2016)

    hmmmmm.......... awesome........ (Report) Reply

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  • Moira Cameron Moira Cameron (3/26/2016 10:06:00 PM)

    I cannot think of anything to add to the very positive comments already recorded. Congrats on Poem of the Day! As with your little flower, someone has noticed the beauty of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/26/2016 9:49:00 PM)

    I remember reading this poem long time back. Cycle of life and death expressed through the eyes of little flower...just so beautiful and heart touching. Congratulations for its being chosen for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (3/26/2016 9:28:00 PM)

    Wonderful imagination, and thoughtful consideration for one of life's precious jewels. congrats on poem of the day, a well deserved entry! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (3/26/2016 12:11:00 PM)

    Through a narrative riding on the thoughts of a little purple flower, the poet has offered a philosophical view of life. Thank you, Aufie. (Report) Reply

  • Loke Kok Yee (3/26/2016 11:07:00 AM)

    congrats my friend. like I said earlier, I will read it again and I still love it! (Report) Reply

  • Uzefa Rashida M.a Uzefa Rashida M.a (3/26/2016 8:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Nice autobiographical poem. To understand and recognize the inner beauty of any tiny living thing makes its existence worthwhile. Pretty message in sweet words.10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/26/2016 8:46:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, Aufie. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (3/26/2016 7:25:00 AM)

    lovely poem, Aufie! thanks for sharing this and of course, congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Lucas Mmaduabuchi Lucas Mmaduabuchi (3/26/2016 7:05:00 AM)

    Lovely dear, I too love flowers. Its really wonderful. Am also inviting you to read my poems too. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu Elena Sandu (3/26/2016 6:43:00 AM)

    How glad to read this poem again, congratulats my friend! It deserves to be reread hundreds thousands of time, as it makes us aware of how important is for us to ackowledge and record the beauty we see in our lives. We need to give more attention to our surroundings, connect with the nature, as everything seems to be more than we were taught..We need to learn so much from your little purple flower! (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/26/2016 5:21:00 AM)

    Amazing and stunning beauty in the form of little flower and it's philosophy of life envisioned in this poem do give a call for appreciating worth of little things in life that make the life meaningful.
    Heartiest Congratulations on the poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Diana Van Den Berg Diana Van Den Berg (3/26/2016 4:48:00 AM)

    Brought me to a flurry of tears with its beauty... (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/26/2016 2:34:00 AM)

    And its al bout a flower, nice one congrats for the poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (3/26/2016 2:05:00 AM)

    To the worst of ny fears! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/11/2016 8:13:00 AM)

    Superficially, it is a beautifully crafted poem on a natural event. Beneath, it is a huge philosophical window to view life through. I like it and enjoyed. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (12/25/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    Just yesterday! ! But, with love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian Paul Sebastian (11/29/2015 9:10:00 AM)

    A beautiful and enchanting poem. Great allusion. Nicely rhymed. Each of us has a worth attached and if that is recognized and valued we would have lived worthwhile. Thank you. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Gary H Gary H (11/28/2015 9:37:00 PM)

    Very nice, enjoyed it for sure (Report) Reply

  • Rachel Ann Butler (11/6/2015 12:53:00 AM)

    A charming poem. Look once look twice and again. Thank you for the reminder.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 14, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2016

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