No, Not a Flower

No, Not a Flower

by Elizabeth Challinor

So much more than a flower

An unwavering reed

Upright and alert

By whichever seas of trouble you choose to imagine

A reed

Of confidence

Love and care

Always quietly there

Enjoying the company of others

No petals to lose

Just an inner humorous knowing

A beautiful glowing

For Mariam Eissa with love

Elizabeth Challinor