Nature likes to crown the tallest and the best

And in return they give back so much more than they receive 


Indeed without them

We simply couldn’t breath

There would be no place 

For birds to rest

Or fruits for the bees


Nature’s crown is beautiful

In a variety of colours

From spring greens to autumn reds

She keeps the trees well dressed


Human crowns are different

I consider them quite perverse

Adorned with gems so greedily

Scoured from the earth

A symbol of colonialism

Laid on the heads of pillagers 

Who steal from the public purse 


I would like a crown

Woven from nature’s gifts

Perhaps a daisy chain

Or Love in a mist

Yes, that would suit me fine


I would not like a crown

Too heavy for my head

I don’t think that I could ever 

Rest well in my bed!


◄ Preparing to Leave.

Tenter hooks and Pitiful Looks. (The Refuge) ►


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Mon 8th May 2023 20:44

Thanks so much you guys for liking and commenting. Uilleam (great name) I am I pleased that you saw it through to the end! Keith you made me smile! If only we could leave our conscience on the bedside table - how much better we would sleep! 😀

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 8th May 2023 11:05

I started reading what I had taken to be an admonishment.
Thanks Clare, for a lovely poem -I'm in full agreement.

Good advice about the crown Keith.- though I prefer to rinse mine in something minty, first thing at morning and last thing at night.

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keith jeffries

Mon 8th May 2023 10:39

How true that nature gives us the best of all beauty as it is freely given and nothing man made can surpass it. Another first class poem. Incidentally crowns should not be worn in bed. Far more sensible to take it off and put it on your bedside table next to the alarm clock.
Thank you for this,

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Grace Meadows

Mon 8th May 2023 10:12

How poignant the two opening lines of this wonderful poem
well done and thanks Clare.

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