Sunflowers

By: Sidra Mirza

Beauty in yellow, you are oh so sweet
It seems the silent winds keep you lively
And rising tall throughout the summers heat
May your petals never fall, stay lovely

Colors glisten as the sun strikes your leaves
Warm and bright you sure are like the sweet breeze
You lift one's spirits and they never grieve
People will smile with happiness at ease

And often forgotten you are alive
They crush your existence for oils and dyes
And with scissors and sharp knives they arrive
Coming at your grace by complete surprise

For people pick petals and let them fly
But dear Sunflower, hold your head up high