PAD 10: Cherry Blossoms

Today’s prompt is to write a travel poem, and walking through Central Park and seeing the Japanese Cherry blossoms in full bloom with New Yorkers and tourists taking pictures under it, I started thinking about living in a different country.

Cherry Blossoms

When I think how far

These seeds have traveled,

Planting themselves in foreign soil,

Germinating tiny shoots of hope,

Spreading roots and taking hold,

Making a new home,

And over time growing,  blossoming

Into pink-white petals of joy

Announcing the end of the cold, long winter

While tourists visit the park to take photos

Of this little piece of home and natives

Hold the baby up to the downy blossoms

Light and soft on the trees and her hands.

Side by side they coo and sigh, I wonder

What this world would be like if only

We transplanted as well as the trees.

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