Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Little Purple Flower


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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Submitted: Friday, May 14, 2010
Edited: Saturday, July 27, 2013

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  • Rookie - 8 Points Elias Uddin (7/17/2014 6:18:00 AM)

    when my brothers were ravaged
    It was noticed, sadly, by none

    sadly by none, sadly by none! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,299 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/12/2014 1:54:00 PM)

    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.
    Death is the final destination, I and you, nobody can escape from death. But if we have an element of beauty in us and it is faded without being noticed by someone the death becomes very painful. I congratulate you that beauty of your poems is noticed and appreciated by a large number of your readers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 210 Points Marie Shine (7/11/2014 12:35:00 PM)

    Awwww! Exquisite penning! You narrate the story of the Little Purple Flower so beautifully! I love the personification of the flower telling its story. A very loving heart inked this poem, the love shows in each line. Lovely work, Aufie! Thank you for sharing. I so enjoyed reading. Blessings... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,178 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/24/2014 5:44:00 AM)

    A cute Little Purple Flower with a Lovely heart. Beautiful way you have depicted the thoughts of cute flower. Thanks for sharing this Wonderful poem with us. I loved reading each lines....
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  • Rookie - 14 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (4/5/2013 3:43:00 AM)

    A liitle purple flower personified to show that even the smallest of the small has also got life and a mind of its own is so fulfilling and your poem, AUFIE, IS SIMPLY GREAT! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Tiger Lily (8/31/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    I love the message. We all want to be noticied and appreciated for who we are. Very nice! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Heather Wilson (5/6/2012 3:59:00 PM)

    A wonderful description of one little flower that will live forever in the picture taken, a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Raj Arumugam (4/11/2012 4:41:00 AM)

    and that is it indeed, the long and short of life and beauty...and the impt thing is to have moved someone, to have contributed to the beauty of the world... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lasoaphia Quxazs (2/11/2012 10:58:00 AM)

    These people before me already said the most beautiful words for this poem. It is well written, amusing, lovely. (Report) Reply

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