The Sunflower Patch

DSC_0950

We found you cloistering
in an enchanting field.
The evening sun setting upon your back,
illuminating your golden highlights,
within
your ray flowers;
looping
the mosaic of your delicate disc flowers
I watched you sway with the gentle breeze.
I envy your stillness,
as you rest on that hill.

Sovereign Land

Your mountains call out my name.
Your sea beckons the deepest place within my heart.
Your farm land sustains me.
Your flowers evoke my senses.
Your supplication is found within your National Parks.
You are the sanctuary for people and animals.
You are my home.
Your land is my land.
Your people are my people.
Your beauty lies within every rock and creature.
You have long been a refuge for the brokenhearted.
Your hope is found within the dream of equality.
Your passion is the driving force for a better tomorrow.
Your pride is visible within the stars and strips.
You keep fighting for the downtrodden.
Your glory is in our diversity;
and I thank you.