Aufie Zophy

Gold Star - 16,745 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

  • Kathy Van Kurin (3/2/2017 1:36:00 PM)


    Aufie Zophy,
    Our larger existence is the total of the small within our day to day lives; in thought, deed, and in interpretation of what we see, feel and hear. Your poem, (Little Purple Flower) gave voice to the tiny blessings which if swept over we may simply miss. Thank you for writing. Blessings to you in your life and writing. May you continue to grow and learn and question and I hope you find true meaning.........................................Kathy
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  • Rajnish Mishra (2/18/2017 12:56:00 AM)

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    Liked the way small things were woven with the big themes. Liked the sea of flowers in the end. I will come back for more. (Report) Reply

  • Sister Frances (2/7/2017 11:02:00 AM)

    I love purple flowers..
    and more so the small fragile ones that go unnoticed :)
    Beautiful poem.
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  • Terry Craddock (1/4/2017 1:36:00 AM)


    Sweet Scent Memories Eternal Smile

    love passing beauty may wilt fade
    like short temporal flowering flowers
    sweet scent memories eternal smile

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Little Purple Flower' by the poet Aufie Zophy.
    Dedicated to the poet Aufie Zophy.
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  • Terry Craddock (1/3/2017 3:58:00 PM)


    a'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.'

    loved every stanza in this wonderful poem about the passing beauty and short temporal life of flowers, the last stanza is worth meditating over as a life philosophy, a wonderful write Aufie
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  • (12/18/2016 2:09:00 PM)

    Little Purple Flower
    Beautifully written was to express our desires to be remembered lovingly by someone who has seen beauty in us. (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2016 2:07:00 PM)

    Little Purple flower
    A gentle sweet poem that expresses a heartfelt wish that is universal, the desire to be remembered somehow, by someone who remembers that we were beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (12/17/2016 12:10:00 PM)


    A poem that is so moving it deals with how we all at times feels insignificant and the power of somebody seeing our potential, our beauty. We bloom forever eternally in a garden of love and respect. A poem that is an outstanding write! (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2016 9:05:00 AM)


    I hope the beautiful little purple flower never dies.... (Report) Reply

    Hans Vr Hans Vr (12/10/2016 12:10:00 AM)

    I love this comment!

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (12/5/2016 7:25:00 AM)

    A Legendary Story
    Very phantasmagoric! (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (10/31/2016 10:25:00 AM)


    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

    very nice poen with significant meaning
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/28/2016 12:03:00 PM)


    'Little purplish flower'! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Adolphus Moses (8/14/2016 3:57:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem from a talented poet.. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (7/25/2016 10:55:00 AM)


    Our lives are but purple flowers
    Briefly to bloom, then to wither and die
    But in between too many lovers
    Who do not shed tears as we withered lie

    (by lovers I mean bees. Great poem of yours....I enjoyed it.)
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  • Louis Rams (6/20/2016 9:48:00 PM)


    I aw the picture that he took and you radiated such a light
    and the colors f your buds began to take flight
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    Hans Vr Hans Vr (6/21/2016 6:51:00 AM)

    Thanks, Louis, for the very original and creative comment

  • Khaled Ehtesham (5/28/2016)


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

  • 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

  • (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

  • (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 (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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 14, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2016


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