Tulip Poem Article
They Remind Me of You
Written for Ann’s 40 Birthday by Jenette Nelson, Annie’s Mom
May 15, 2011
As I looked outside our window
I behold these tulips as they grow
they were fresh and brave and lovely ~~
they reminded me of you.
They are not delicate pastel~~
nor are they lily white.
They are brilliant red and yellow ~~
exuberant and bright.
Tulips are among the first
To call for a season that is new ~~
The manner of your death
called for thought renewal too.
Tulips are brave – I’ve seen them
poke their heads up through snow.
I’ve seen you show that kind of courage
as you sought new ways to grow.
They are undaunted
by the turbulence of spring.
Like you – they bring joy and hope
as they join the birds that sing.
They live among the weeds and
common grass grows ever by their side,
but they shine forth in all their beauty
smiling like a glorious bride.
When the leaves of autumn fall
I will lift the tulips from this place
and move them to a better one
where the sun and gentle rain
will always kiss their face.
They will bring to each who see
the gift of God’s great love.
They will remind us
that he still rules
from his home above.
He has lifted you to live with him
where the does ever shine.
For us he sends the birds – the tulips
as a comfort and a sign.
Soon we too will leave this place to
live with you on high ~~
Until then we will always love you.
We will never let your spirit die.